When you choose to initiate, you’ve essentially chosen to be the spark that puts things in motion.
You’ve chosen to take some ownership, some semblance of control and with that, you’ve chosen to assume responsibility for your life.
You’ve chosen to move forward into a situation, rather than waiting for it to come to you.
Initiative is not something that’s granted to you, it’s something you must take.
You claim it.
Taking that step forward, essentially setting the standard and inviting the world to follow.
The alternative is indifference.
It’s hesitation and fear,
avoidance and ambiguity.
What taking the initiative does is turn something seemingly chaotic into some sense of order
It provides clarity and resolution
Turns ‘out of control’, into a sense of ‘under control’
Takes something that’s out of your hands; putting it back into your hands.
It takes a set of ideas and wills them into existence
It’s creativity, will and courage converging to make things happen.
Sure you can instead choose to sit around and wait; let life just happen to you.
Or you can embrace all that you are and all that you’ve been given; come out of hiding and go out into the world.
Stepping out of the shadows and into the light.
And instead of letting life just come to you,
You go out there and meet it, taking it by the hand, looking it in the eye; greeting it with vigour.
And in the process, you become the catalyst for a whole new set of possibilities to emerge.
If you’ve been stuck in a rut, waiting for change, the reality is, nothing will ever change, if you don’t.