True, you may have a boss and you may collect a paycheck from a company but, ultimately, you are master of your own destiny. You decide what potential you reach in your career and what you will accomplish. Every day, you have the chance to excel, to stand out, and to be exceptional. In fact, employees who take the initiative to go beyond the status quo are the lifeblood of every successful organization. Taking initiative is a key ingredient in making improvements at work, dealing with change, and providing superior customer service.