We react, naturally. It’s in our DNA. When we’re frightened, we usually flee. Sometimes we’ll stick around and fight.
Responding though is different. We “learn” to respond, though our interactions with others. We’ve all been taught, “Do unto others, as they do unto me”.
Developing our ability to initiate something is different than developing our ability to react or respond.
Developing our ability to initiate is an inside job.
It really doesn’t matter if it’s learning how to initiate a project, a conversation or an act of kindness. This is something different.
This is something we do by ourselves. This is something that comes from within.
Go ahead and stand up.
Give it a try.
Stand up today and initiate a conversation with someone you don’t know. Make an offer to help someone, before being asked.
This is what makes initiating so powerful.
Initiating is about choice.
It’s your choice.
It’s your choice to be first.
And, it’s always your choice.
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