I think the most impor­tant thing I’ve ever learned from my mom [by her exam­ple] is that if you have an idea or a project that you believe in you have to inter­nal­ize the nec­es­sary work to accom­plish the goal, take respon­si­bil­i­ty for all of its aspects and get to work. If you wait for someone’s per­mis­sion or help you’ll nev­er get it off the ground. Its a mature and prag­mat­ic form of ini­tia­tive and it isn’t flashy or earth-shat­ter­ing, but it’s a qual­i­ty which is great for the long-haul, which is more use­ful any­way.