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.