Most people spend a lot of time to get an education.

They wait for the teacher (hopefully a great one) to give them something of value.

Many employees do the same thing at work.

They wait for a boss (hopefully a great one) to give them responsibility or authority or experiences that add up to a career.

Many conference delegates wait to be told that the break is over and they must come into the conference hall.

A few people, not many, but a few, take.

They take the best education they can get, pushing teachers for more, finding things to do, exploring non-defined niches.

They take more courses than the minimum,

They invent new projects and they show up with questions.

A few people, not many, take opportunities at work.

A few people take initiate.

They take responsibility.

They take accountability.

They take the first step.

They take a chance.

Excellence is not about working extra hard following orders, it is about taking the initiative to do work you decide is worth doing. 

What have you taken today?

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