You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

— Abraham Lincoln

Impressive Taking Initiative quotations

Positive images of the future are a powerful and magnetic force.

.. They draw us on and energize us, give us courage and will to take on important initiatives. Negative images of the future also have a magnetism. They pull the spirit downward in the path of despair.

Taking initiative quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change.

Taking initiative quote Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.

No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation

Successful witnessing is taking the initiative to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.

When we are placed in a set of circumstances where we have to take initiative and be creative, some of us find it hard to transition. Those people have been trained not to think but to obey orders. They are slaves to the training, unconsciously pledging allegiance to the average. Mentally they recite from the manual of mediocrity.

Taking initiative quote Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation.

State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management.

You've got to take the initiative and play your game.

In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.

Taking initiative quote Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the old
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.

You've got to take the initiative and play your game.

In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.

Being and having in our society teaches us how to take possession of things, when it should rather initiate us in the art of letting go. For there is neither freedom nor real life without an apprenticeship in letting go.

You don't have to be very brilliant. You don't have to have such a wonderful education. You can be an outstanding success if you will only take what little you have, whether it's little or much, and start using it, putting it into operation, doing something about it, and doing something with it. And, of course, that calls for initiative.

Taking initiative quote Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower t
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.

Once I finally stepped on the moon, no matter what was to come of the next three days - or the rest of my life - nobody could take those steps from me. People ask how long will they be there, and I say forever, however long forever is, like my daughter’s initials that I scribbled in the sand [TDC for Tracy Dawn Cernan].

If you are greeted then return the greetings more warmly.

If you are favored, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit.

It takes a variety of strategies and initiatives to address this pandemic.

It's about life and death and the survival of humanity.

Taking initiative quote Ho who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Ho who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

I want people to take the initiative to find veterans that need help, veterans that are suffering and in need of assistance reintegrating from combat back into society, into normal family lives and jobs. We need to take a real boots on the ground approach to helping veterans in need.

Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.

The nature of encounter operations required of the commanders limitless initiative and constant readiness to take the responsibility for military actions.

Taking initiative quote Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor.

The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things.

We take spiritual initiation when we become conscious of the Divine within us, and thereby contact the Divine without us.

Taking initiative quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.

Learning first occurs as a part of emotional interactions;

it involves the split-second initiatives that children take as they try to engage other people,interact with them communicate and reason with them.

I get nervous around girls for the first time.

Once I'm in, I can take the reins and go. It's just the initial approach I'm really bad at.

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.

How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit. Enthusiasm is natural; it is being alive, taking the initiative, seeing the importance of what you do, giving it dignity and making what you do important to yourself and to others.

Taking initiative quote Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of thos
Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.

Prevailing prayer is prayer that pushes right through all difficulties and obstacles, drives back all the opposing forces of Satan, and secures the will of God. Its purpose is to accomplish God's will on earth. Prevailing prayer is prayer that not only takes the initiative but continues on the offensive for God until spiritual victory is won.

The accent in the counter attack style of play lays on the defensive team function, with the emphasis being on the defender's own half of the field and letting the opponents keep the initiative of the game. This is to take advantage of the space behind their defense for the buildup and the attack.

Freemasonry is 'veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols' because these are the surest way by which moral and ethical truths may be taught. It is not only with the brain and with the mind that the initiate must take Freemasonry but also with the heart.

Taking initiative quote Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
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Success comes from taking the initiative and following up.

.. persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up.

.. persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?

Being proactive is more than taking initiative.

It is recognizing that we are responsible for our own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than on moods or condition. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to blame others.

Taking initiative quote Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.

What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?

When you regularly take continuous action toward your most important goals, you activate the Momentum Principle of success. This principle says that although it may take tremendous amounts of energy to overcome inertia and get started initially, it then takes far less energy to keep going.

If there is a trait which does characterize leaders it is opportunism.

Successful people are very often those who steadfastly refuse to be daunted by disadvantage and have the ability to turn disadvantage to good effect. They are people who seize opportunity and take risks. Leadership then seems to be a matter of personality and character.

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up or persisting.

Take stands, take risks, take responsibility.