Proactive adj. trying to actively and personally control the probability of a future event(s) by making and achieving a goal(s)

Being proactive means getting actively involved yourself with goal making and achieving thus trying to personally control the situation or circumstances. If you are not being proactive then chances are great that your personal involvement is rather minimal in trying to control a future event(s).

The basic difference in being proactive versus reactive is that you plan ahead in the proactive case and just react to events in the reactive case.


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