“For somehow or somewhere, more or less deeply in my soul, there will emerge the necessity for me to find inner initiative in life – the initiative of the soul which will enable me to undertake something or to make some judgement or decision out of my own inmost being…
Observe that in your life joy and sorrow, all happiness and pain will depend on the finding or not finding of your own individual initiative. ”
Rudolph Steiner – Karmic Relationships
Initiative: The ability to assess and initiate things independently. The power of opportunity to act or take charge before others do.