Someone once told me that if you want to do well, behave in a way that makes your boss's job easier. A bit open ended but this advice has definitely affected the way I work.
(I realize one could fairly easily reply poking holes in this advice and call it "bad" - but if you practice this in a balanced way I think this is good advice overall)
Yes! I always say "make it easy for someone else to say yes." Get their approval by showing that you have done the work. Try not to add more work to that person's plate with vague "what-ifs" that may or may not need to be addressed, confirm the problem and present a plan to address it, you will have more success.
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