To have initiative is to have a fresh approach to life!
It means to be proactive, persistent and to be ready to overcome difficulties that will arise while pursuing your goal.
When you do things without being told and you keep going when things get tough, doors will keep opening for you.
Initiative is a rare commodity and if you posses it, you will be able to accomplish anything you set your mind to. Any type of organization needs people who can react and take action without waiting for someone to tell them what to do.
In the end, this type of understanding and courage is what pushes teams to innovate and succeed!