Friday, May 05, 2006

Word of the Day #11: initiative

in·i·tia·tive ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-nsh-tv)
n.
The power or ability to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task; enterprise and determination.
A beginning or introductory step; an opening move: took the initiative in trying to solve the problem.

The power or right to introduce a new legislative measure.
The right and procedure by which citizens can propose a law by petition and ensure its submission to the electorate.

adj.
Of or relating to initiation.
Used to initiate; initiatory.

Idiom:
on (one's) own initiative
Without prompting or direction from others; on one's own.


I hate taking initiative. I used to be good at it, I know people (namely my bosses) like it when I do, but procrastination and initiative don't go together very well. Procrastination usually wins out.

Yesterday I came across something that I should have taken the initiative on and acted on. I didn't do it. This morning when asked, I had to say "No, but I will" Gotta love the corporate B.S. ::sigh:: Why can't I just do things that I know I need to do???

~Heidi...off to do something that she should have just done yesterday...after she relieves her bladder and gets a fresh glass of water... :D

3 comments:

Pamela Lynn ~ flutterby7 said...

Procrastination still sounds like it's winning... ;)

Hope you can get it done soon.

agent713 said...

Most definitely. I still haven't done the task that I alluded to before. I have finished the first draft of the minutes from last weeks meeting though. Felt good to send those off at the end of Friday afternoon :)
~Heidi

violet said...

Copycatter! ;o) You CASEd the word of the day off of my blog didn't you? ;oP

At least you're using said word in a sentence/putting it into context. I just throw words out there... ;o)