Saturday, February 01, 2014

Short Post: Initiative

Initiative - the ability to assess and initiate things independently; the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do (Google, 2014).

Initiative is a trait that I have learned throughout the years. I was taught to decide on things independently. Though sometimes I make bad decisions, I make sure that I learn from them. We can never make the right choices all the time. Sometimes you choose the better option but other times, you you make bad decisions. But even if you choose the latter, having the initiative to decide on things independently I believe is a good trait. It means that you can think quickly and you can take responsibility for your decisions. However, not everyone will agree with me. Some people, they prefer for you not to decide on things on your own. If you are faced with a difficult situation, they prefer if you consult every step with them.


If you work closely with other people and if making decisions on your own can result in a chain reaction, I guess taking the initiative all the time is not a good option. But I still believe that it is better for someone to be making decisions independently than not having a mind of his own. Furthermore, consulting other people about making decisions all the time is a waste of time. What if it is an urgent situation? What if you need to decide on things now and there is no time left to wait for a reply? I would rather be someone who can decide and take responsibility for her actions than someone who can't. It is okay for me to be reprimanded for something I did than not doing anything at all. I would rather take action than sit and wait around for the result. But as they say, you really can't please everyone. Some will like your initiative and some won't. You just have to stand firmly for what you believe in and be responsible for whatever outcome of your decision.



Top: SM Department Store | Skirt and Necklace: Forever 21 | Cuff: Accessorize
Shoes: SO! F.A.B
Hope you enjoy your weekend! :)

34 comments :

  1. Hi Jenn, I agree with you, I prefer to take initiative and be responsible for my own acts. Btw, you look adorable, I like the whole match!:) Happy weekend! xo

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    1. Thank you, Lilli. Yeah, having initiative teaches you how to be responsible for your own actions. I prefer someone who is like that than someone who doesn't do anything at all!

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  2. i totally agree with what you said on initiative! i also read it on the etiquette of starting a business which has initiatives as one of their must have personality
    lovely outfits!

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    1. I agree! It is a trait that people need in order to be successful.

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  3. Very pretty look :)

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  4. yay! such a cute look! floral top and cute skirt and heels! girly indeed :)

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  5. This is such a timely post. This is the time in my life... My work life, rather; that I should initiate the things and projects I should have but not given a chance to do so before. This is will be a do or die moment for my career so wish me luck! And I love this sweet look! The skirt is so pretty! :)


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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    1. Good luck with that, Gellie! Hope everything turns out well for you.

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  6. I love that floral top!
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  7. Lovely look ^^
    I love your top

    Kiss
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  8. awesome thoughts! a guy once told me to make a decision. if it's the wrong one, you'll learn from it. if it's right, then great! love your outfit.
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    1. Thank you! Yes, making decisions can be tough because you don't know if it is the right one until you see the results. If it isn't, then learn from it. If it is the right one, yey!

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  9. Wonderful ,love the Shirt!

    big Hugs

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  10. i love your F21 accessories here sis, wish there was a close up pic of the necklace ^^ btw following you on your instagram acnt :)

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    1. I know. I should edit this soon and insert a picture of the necklace. I followed you back on instagram.

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  11. You look so cute. The flower top is adorable :)

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  12. I love your post and I love your outfit!! And I agree with you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  13. I have iniciative but not every day. Nice outfit!!

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    1. Well I guess it depends on the situation if you can initiate actions or not. Thank you!

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  14. Cute top and your shoes are beautiful :)

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  15. such a cute look!!
    xoxo

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