January - "A wise man will make more opportunity than he finds." -- Francis Bacon

February - "If you lack initiative, recognize that the problem comes from the inside, not from others." -- John Maxwell

March - "While no one expects you to set the world on fire in the first six months, the work group will be determining whether you can be counted on to go beyond pulling your weight, to chip in on work that falls outside your job description." How to Be a Star at Work -- Robert E. Kelley -This quote is from a chapter on Initiative.

April - "Be a self-starter. Do it now! When you don't know how to do something, start. Beware of the paralysis of analysis. Be a person of action." -- Mamie McCullough

May - "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses those skills to accomplish his goals" -- Larry Bird - NBA Star and Coach

June - "For me success is to leave the woodpile a little higher than I found it." -- Paul Harvey - Radio Host

July - "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will." -- Vince Lombardi

August - "Ordinary people merely think how they shall spend their time; a man of talent tries to use it." -- Arthur Schopenhauer

September - "Initiative earns its place at the center...It is the first work strategy that co-workers and managers look for in hires." How to Be a Star at Work -- Robert E. Kelly

October - "Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be." -- Grandma Moses

November - "Lead On." -- Justin Dart

December - "Initiative is doing the right thing without being told." -- Victor Hugo