A proactive approach focuses on eliminating problems before they have a chance to appear and a reactive approach is based on responding to events after they have happened. Businesses that emphasize proactive strategy are better at fending off challenges.
People who create or control a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened are proactive. Reactive If you wait until something happens and try to figure out a solution, you’re reactive.
Proactive is taking control of your life. Reactive is letting other people push you around and responding.