in·i·tia·tive ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-nsh-tv)
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.
Of or relating to initiation.
Used to initiate; initiatory.
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