What Is The Meaning Of Initiative

How many times at work have you heard your Leader/Supervisor say to you, you need to take more Initiative?

What is the Definition of Initiative? Well in the workplace it means to take Action and start doing a task/job just because it needs to be done, without having to be told By your Supervisor.

Here are a couple of examples using Initiative in the workplace.

  • Perhaps you found a faster more efficient way to increase production which will improve the business.

  • Or maybe you have an Idea of a new product line that the Company could Capitalize on or offer as a service.


But I am not here to talk about your job. I am here to talk to you about your Life.


This Website is about Motivation and Inspiration

So, Therefore, I don't want to talk about Initiative in the workforce. I want to talk about using your Initiative in Life. First off what is another word for Initiative? There are several. Action, Drive, Ambition, and Hustle to name a few.
"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." By Mary Kay Ash
A book I would recommend you read. What To Do When It's Your Turn, By Seth Godin
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Which one are you?

You may ask yourself why am I talking to you about Initiative and why is it so important. The answer to that is. If you are looking for any amount of success, you have to be one of those people who make things happen.
You cannot just sit around (Those who watch things happen) and Hope, Pray and wait for success, to occur; or wait for someone to tell you what to do and how to do it. It doesn't work that way! You have got to take the Initiative to do things for yourself. Those-Who-Watch-Things-Happen
How often do we sit around doing absolutely nothing but complain about life wishing things were different? Nothing in life will ever change without you taking the Initiative.
Don't be one of those people who wonder what happened!
You have to draw the line in the sand somewhere and say, Enough! I am tired of this Mediocre Life! I want Something More, Something Better!

Taking Initiative is a call to Action

Taking Initiative is a call to Action; it is being Self-Motivated and taking that first step in changing your life for the better.
How would your life change if instead of sitting around, wishing things would be different you decided to take the Initiative and the Action to create a business of some kind and make things different instead of just wishing? Think about it. 
You are probably saying to yourself. This man is an idiot. What kind of business can I create? The answer is unless you are willing to take the Initiative and Take Action Absolutely None!
 "Success comes from taking the initiative and following up persisting eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" By Tony Robbins

Examples taking Initiative

I will give you a couple of examples in my personal life where I took Initiative. I am Passionate about a lot of things, but I have three major ones.
  • I am Passionate about Natural Alternatives to Health Care.

I have studied and have become proficient in a Technique called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), and I have spent hundreds of hours researching Natural ways of treating most all of the primary Health Problems. I then started a side business in my hometown (A New Beginning) where I make a little extra income while still working a full-time job.I-Can't-Wait-To-Be-My-Own-Boss
  • I am a Life Coach, and Passionate about Motivational, Inspirational, and Self-Help books. I have read Hundreds of these types of books, and this is my Purpose for Creating this Website. It is my wish to share with all of you the Knowledge I have learned over the years; to help you to Transform your lives so you may live out your Passions and Dreams.

  • This one I will tell you about later once we have gotten to know each other better.

"Hold up a mirror and ask yourself what you are capable of doing, and what you really care about. Then take the initiative – don't wait for someone else to ask you to act." By Sylvia Earle

Don't you Ever Get Tired of Working for Someone Else?

Does your job ever make you feel like pulling your hair out? I know mine does, but I am taking the Initiative to try and build a successful business for myself so that I don't have to answer to anyone but me. Whether I succeed or fail is up to me and how much effort and time I am willing to put into it. I Accept and take full Responsibility for my Actions.
What are some things you are Passionate about that maybe you could Transform into a Business of some Kind? Just Think About It For A While! Then Take The Initiative To Make It Come True!

If you enjoyed this post, or even if you didn’t;  please leave a comment good or bad, I would enjoy reading them; or if you have a question or a topic that you would like to discuss. I would enjoy that as well.
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Sincerely Dale (Life Coach)

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