The world and our communities move forward because someone steps up and takes the initiative.
Social change and charitable causes move forward because someone steps up and takes the initiative.
Innovation and value creation in the marketplace move forward because someone steps up and takes the initiative.
Family relationships in the home move forward because someone steps up and takes the initiative.
As we continue to build and strengthen our character, the ability to see the need for change and then take action is an important opportunity for all of us to set an example for others to follow.
There are a few common traits around those who take the initiative:
- They have a high level of awareness and empathy to see and feel a problem to be solved or a need to be met.
- They genuinely care and emotionally ache for the struggle of others or the difficulty of a situation.
- They have the courage to step forward and take action.
For those who have ever felt like you were just out there on your own, seeing something that no one else could see, and you wanted to take action…take the action. Thank you for taking the initiative. Our world, our communities, and especially our homes need you.
For each one of us who cares enough to take the initiative, there will be a handful of people around who will say, “You should have done it this way” (a.k.a. “I could have done it better”).
There will be others who will think and maybe say, “Who do you think you are doing something like this?”
And then there will certainly be the countless masses who may just not see it, may not care, or just don’t want to turn off the TV and get off the couch.
Our world, our communities, and especially our homes need someone to take the initiative and act. Thank you for taking action.
When we take the initiative to drive productive change in our home, our workplace, or our community, we will continue to build and strengthen our character and Character Creates Opportunity® to have a positive impact in our world and especially those closest to us in our homes.