Taking Initiative and Making Decisions
Learning to take initiative and make decisions is something each person has to learn at some point in their lives. In your younger years, naturally you’re not expected to make most of your own decisions; often your parents and teachers will make these for you. This is like being chauffeured. They’re the drivers, and more often than not you simply sit in the back seat and go along with where you’re taken. As you get older and you reach that age of decision, the time comes for you to step out of the vehicle of childhood and into your own upgraded vehicle of adolescence. This is when you’re given your learner’s permit, so to speak. You may not be able to make each and every choice on your own, but you begin heading in that direction.
It Takes Time to Learn
Just as it takes time to learn to drive responsibly, so it takes time to learn to make decisions responsibly. The day you decide to learn to drive, you can’t just hop in the vehicle and zoom off in whichever direction and at whatever speed you desire. You’d only crash that way. Decision-making is an art that you perfect, through trial and error, practice and experience. The main point is that you do take them!
With driving, you’d most likely start off with driving instructions. You’ll need someone in the vehicle with you to give you driving pointers, explain how the vehicle works, caution you if you’re veering off the road, and say something if you missed a road sign. As you learn the art of driving, then pass your test, and gain in experience, you can then be trusted to even take others in the vehicle with you. That’s like learning to make decisions that affect others too.
Don’t Just Go with the Flow of What Others Decide