Definition of Proactive:

  1. (of a person, policy, or action) creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.

  2. Action and result oriented behavior, instead of the one that waits for things to happen and then tries to adjust (react) to them. Proactive behavior aims at identification and exploitation of opportunities and in taking preemptory action against potential problems and threats, whereas reactive behavior focuses on fighting a fire or solving a problem after it occurs.

How to use Proactive in a sentence?

  1. The man was proactive by going to his teacher after school to ask for help in increasing his class grade.
  2. Be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems.
  3. The teacher told students that it pays off to be proactive when they take notes in class because they never know when they will have a pop quiz on the material.
  4. The common practice among members of the LDS church of setting aside a years provisions with which to survive the end times is certainly a proactive move.

Meaning of Proactive & Proactive Definition