Taking initiative is taking a risk. But it’s the only way we’re going to learn about ourselves and our personal power. Once we start discovering our capabilities, we’ll want to keep going.
Initiative creates opportunities and allows us to fuel our passion. Although we share the Road with others, no one else walks our steps. It’s up to us to recognize our gifts and share them with others.
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Life can be simple, we can achieve anything we want, but for that, we can’t just follow the same old routine, doubt, and wait for the dreams to come true. To achieve them, we have to take the initiative in life and take proactive steps towards them.
By all means, we do things without being told, we find out what we need to know, we keep going when things get tough, and we spot and take advantage of opportunities that others pass by. We act, instead of reacting.
And it also make us, literally separating ourselves from the competition by simply doing what everyone else is scared to do.
We feel vulnerable when we take a step into the unknown. The greatest role of fear is to alert us to potential danger. The greatest trap is that we allow fear to prevent us from moving forward.
Most fears are irrational and crop up when we’re trying something new and our ego is threatened by change. Take note of any real danger, acknowledge the irrational fear that is trying to protect us, thank it, park it and move on.
If we’re not making mistakes, we’re not stretching and growing. One of the reasons it’s wise for new riders to purchase used the first time is that they’re going to damage it or they’re going to choose something they’re not happy with. While we want to be making informed choices and not risking safety, we gather the best information available to make our decision.
"Mistakes are one of the greatest teaching tools."
"There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened."
Personal initiative is more than a fundamental requirement to achieving our goals, it’s also about doing the little things that make our life and the lives of others, both at work and at home, more enjoyable.
It’s doing the simple things like picking up our dirty clothes, cleaning the dirty windows or emptying the overflowing trash can.
In a sense, our personal initiative is noticing and being aware of the things that need to be done without being asked. Though it may be challenging and uncomfortable, but, why not try and be one step ahead?
Every single day, you make thousands of decisions: Should I hit the snooze button or not? What time should I leave for work? Should I exercise today? and the list goes on and on.
This lead to mental fatique of making decisions called Decision fatique. Which reduces the tendency to make decision in future. You have to learn to reduce the number of decisions you make on a daily basis either by automating them or delegating them.
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