“If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high, and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!”
― Sarah Dessen
Taking the initiative is a crucial step in moving forward in your professional and personal lives. By showing initiative, it reflects you in a positive light to others as well as builds your own self-esteem. If you want something to happen, you need to make it happen. That is what initiative is all about. Take opportunities and run with them. Do not let excuses cause you to miss out on amazing opportunities. See what you want, believe what you want, and make it happen.
With our Taking Initiative workshop and coaching, you will learn what initiative is, how to take it on, the advantages of it, and when to know one’s place. You will be taking the first step in making something positive happen for yourself and others! Now that is initiative!
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
― Barack Obama
- Identify what initiative looks like
- Recognize when you can take steps outside the normal
- Build confidence for themselves
- Learn to find opportunities
- Learn good and bad aspects of the initiative
- Balance initiative and restraint