5.3 Self-Motivational

Performance indicator

  • I am able to take an initiative, act and move forward in my work area
  • I am able to starting tasks promptly and getting them done on time
  • I am able to take initiative on new projects/goals that can benefit the business
  • I am able to focus on work without getting distracted

Learning objective

  • I can act on my own initiative in the lack of direct supervision and direction
  •  I can spot opportunities and/or problems and act on them
  •  I know when to persist in actions and overcome resistance in a reasonable manner
  • I know how to make distinctions between situations that need initiative and others that don’t

Activity 1 Cognitive Reappraisal Exercies

Self study and writing exercise

“Initiative” has become increasingly important in today’s workplace. You show initiative when you act without being told what to do, persist in the face of inertia and difficulty, and see your idea through to a successful conclusion.

There are six steps you can take to develop your own initiative.

  • Develop a plan.
  • Build self-confidence.
  • Spot opportunities and potential improvements.
  • Sense-check your ideas.
  • Develop persistence.
  • Find balance.


Read through the following article

and spend some time answering the following questions:

  1.  How do the topics in the article relate to my relationship with my company?
  2.  How do the topics in the article relate to my relationship with my students?
  3.  How does it make me feel to take initiative in my work?
  4. What are the barriers to me taking initiative in my work?
  5. What are the specific areas in which I should be taking more initiative? Are there areas where I should be taking less initiative?

Self-evaluation method



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