"... And He knows what will happen to His creatures in this world and in the Hereafter"
Ayatul Kursi 2:255
We are not Allah, as our knowledge is limited. However, we can predict what will happen in the near future. For eg. we know we are going to wake up and go to work.
This is what I called our "vision". We can prepare by making sure we do our homework so that we won't get harassed by our teacher or boss.
However, if we are reactionary, we will get told by our teacher that we have not done our homework and then you react. ... Giving excuses or just accept the tongue lashing and do the homework there and then.
Both get the job done.. (homework) but the one with vision is able to achieve more because he sees it before it happens.