That Word [Initiative]
Weekly Report 25
Productivity is dependent upon one’s initiative. That is because taking the initiative to start tends to be the most difficult part of the task. Before one begins they have nothing. There is not anything to base their work on or progress easily seen. That first step is vital in creating the momentum that will inspire one to accomplish their goal.
My goal last year was to build initiative. My world revolved around it. The paintings I made, the essays I improved, and the speeches I practiced all required initiative. I wanted and needed to take that first step. However, I would be lying if I said I was successful in my goal. Despite building on my initiative, which was a definite improvements from the years before, I still failed to keep that mindset. Only now do I think I am beginning to rebuild upon that initiative.
Now that I am dedicating more of my time to art and ISM I actually am being encouraged to take initiative once more. Each new painting and interview requires a great deal of initiative to complete. Of course, I struggle to start regardless, but I am doing so more often. More importantly, I am trying. I am genuinely putting effort into what I do. Not that I did not try beforehand; this is different in that this effort is passionate. I actually want to accomplish my goals.
I have changed my mindset towards ISM; it does not feel like a burden. It is not something I have to do, but something I chose to do. I ought to and do feel excitement towards what I am doing and look forwards to take the next steps forward.