Positive Quote “Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle.” – Orlando A. Batista
One of the reasons I gravitated to this quote was that I believe you can not have success without initiative. You can be the hardest worker on the team, yet if you do not have discussions with your manager about your goals and aspirations, you will not have as good of a chance at getting there.
Initiative does not equal aggressiveness, it is more soft spoken.
To me, initiative is talking to your manager about the future, asking for feedback (and listening), volunteering for assignments, seeing someone who needs help and helping them, mentoring others, asking for help, and finding a mentor.
Success has different meanings to everyone. Once you know what it means to you, then you can work towards it.
What do you think of this quote?
Have a terrific Tuesday.