“Most people don’t believe they are capable of initiative … (snip) … At the same time, almost all people believe they are capable of editing, giving feedback or merely criticizing.“ writes Seth Godin.
Without realizing it, I started a blog about initiative.
Initiative means breaking out of routine. It means proposing and implementing solutions rather than just criticizing the status quo.
Giving thoughtfully is often about taking initiative. Its about identifying a problem that needs to be fixed and finding a solution.
I think Seth Godin might be right in that most people don’t believe they are capable of initiative.
But I also think that he’s wrong because we are all capable of initiative, whether we believe it or not.