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Do you take initiative, or do you follow other’s initiative?

What happened in 2020? We were so used to rush all our activities, looking for fast results, sometimes compromising those or even our health quality. The year 2020 brought us the opportunity to slow down, look closely at our way of living, re-evaluate our priorities, what truly matters to us, and still maintain productivity and sanity. 

For some of us was a significant impact as we felt forced to come out from our everyday routines. However, in essence, you must agree that this re-evaluation brought much positive thinking during pandemic times.

In 2021, we are quite eager to practice what we learned in our isolation. Now we should be ready to take the initiative and break new ground with this modern approach of working in different environments from the traditional ones. When we still need to look for core ingredients to show results over just telling. 

Is it possible to develop the skill of taking the initiative? Yes, absolutely, and especially as being such an important skill in the workplace. It would be best if you were independent, proactive, act and overcome difficulty, and dare to put that idea in motion.

Some of the practices for you to consider:

  • Take some time to put together your ideas and evaluate the possible results.
  • Trust your guts, trust yourself, skip the fear of failure. It is not a failure. It is an experience.
  • Find the balance between your initiatives and others for your organization/team’s final success.
  • Be consistent and persist.

“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.”– Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman.

So, go ahead, take the initiative, and make things happen. And always remember, “collaboration is the key to our success.”