Reacting to something takes little thought, it is easy.
Responding to something is harder, it takes thought and usually some resources
Initiating is really hard, it requires you to be prepared to be wrong! This is always hard, as it often leads to questions that invoke the power of hindsight in the questioner, and if he/she is your boss, what then?.
This simple thought, “what will the boss say if it is wrong?” is enough to stop 95% of people from initiating anything, and some of those who do grasp the nettle, do get fired. Not comfortable.
As Thomas Watson, the founder and first chairman of IBM said, “The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate” so initiate something today, despite the risk, it will make your day!