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Motivational Reading on Initiative

April 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 119

Initiative is the ability to see the need, take action and see it through.

In this very competitive world it is not enough to get a good educated to succeed in life. More and more employers are looking for something more than just a certificate of education when hiring new workers. Whether you want are an employee or have your own business, or even at home, in personal relationship or circle of friends, people with initiative will undoubtedly be more popular. People with initiative have few great qualities such as enthusiasm, positive disposition, vigor, and an ability to see what needs changing and take action.

In this motivational reading I would like to share with you few tips on how you can acquire this vital character trait.

1. So first things first: your fire and enthusiasm will come from knowing where you are going in life. If you don't know your life purpose yet, take a bit of time to define that purpose, to decide what you want from life, in relationship and personal goals, in your career, in the area of finances and achievements, or any other area that is dear to your heart.

Actually experts suggest that the very first time you do this exercise, just go wild with it, dream big dreams, let yourself out of the box of what you have always been told or taught, imagine that anything is possible. Just this little exercise of shedding the weights and limitations will enthuse you with new vigor for life.

2. The next step that you can take to build on the first one is to build your self-confidence. When you dream big you might be thinking 'there is no way I will ever get there, that I can ever have that dream come true.' You are sabotaging yourself with thoughts like that. So you need to develop a plan how you are going to get there, and find our what needs to get done for you to get there. Maybe there is a new skill you need to learn in order to get a job or to start your own business. Nobody can feel confident doing something if they don't have the skill, have never done it, or maybe messed up in the past. But the more you do that job, the more you practice it, the more you will succeed and your confidence will grow in that area. The same goes for relationships, with your mate, kids, or coworkers - the more you practice giving your time and attention, showing that you truly care, more confined you will be in your skills of human relationships.

3. So now, that you know where you are going and you are confident in yourself, you will not have a problem seeing what needs to get done, which areas need attention, where are those opportunities that you can show your expertise: by solving problems or suggesting a plan for improvement. Again this applies to workplace or home, takes the same initiative to make the world around us a better place, to ourselves as well as those close to us.

4. But you cannot stop at the 'seeing' stage, you need to take action. This might take courage if you are not used to showing initiative. If you are the one that always waits for others to lead, or wait until told to take care of some situation, this is a new challenge that will bring amazing results in your life if you just give it a try. But you will be pleasantly surprised to find out how much initiative is valued & welcomed at work or among friends.

So as a little recap of this motivational reading on initiative here are the main points:

  • Know where you are going
  • Build self-confidence.
  • Keep an eye open to spot opportunities and potential improvements.
  • Take action & develop persistence.

Gulya Nur is excited to share everything that motivates, inspires, uplifts, and brings positive change in the lives of the reader. And hope to see it passed further along by those that share the same vision. For more inspirational and motivational reading go to:

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