The only way to get initiative is to take it. It’s never given.
And some people hesitate to take it, perhaps because they’re worried that we’ll somehow run out.
We’re not going to run out. It’s a self-renewing resource.
From an early age, most of us were taught to avoid it. Do your homework. Take out the trash. Wait to get picked. Wait to get called on. Become popular. Fit in. Maybe stand out, but just a little bit. Failure is far worse than not trying.
The alternative is to take some initiative. On behalf of those you seek to serve.
Go ahead, there’s plenty to go around.