Initiative Wed, Jul 22, 2015
“The expert in battle moves the enemy, and is not moved by him.”
-Sun Tzu, The Art of War
“...If it isn’t assigned to me, I am proactive.”
-from The Sixth Key
No one wants to believe that we’re simply being swept along in the torrent of the universe with no ability to choose our path. Everybody wants to feel like they have a measure of control in their life. To experience that feeling, it’s vital that you take the initiative. Make the first move. Dictate the flow. If you don’t, you’ll find yourself constantly on the defensive, forced to react to all the things that come your way.
So, how do you take the initiative? Trust yourself. A lot of people are just drifting along, looking for someone to tell them what to do; believe me, someone will. But if you want to take control, your goals have to be YOUR OWN and entirely beyond reproach. Don’t let anyone tell you your dreams are crazy or impossible. Sometimes, all it takes to open a window of opportunity is to be bold.
Go get it, and show no fear!