Proactive vs Reactive

Optimism Thought of the Week

Being Proactive Versus Reactive

Proactive is creating or controlling a situation by causing an outcome, rather than responding to it afterwards. On the other hand reactive is acting in response to a situation after it has occurred.

Have you ever found yourself constantly fighting fires, from the same person constantly reporting the fire. The art of preventing the fire is finding the root cause of it, and taking action to prevent it.

Being proactive is the key. By constantly putting out fires, it’s wasted energy, which if used effectively can be productive.

Determine who starts the fire, if by teaching them to be proactive doesn’t work, don’t respond to the fire. – Glennel Hardy


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