A big secret of progression is self-examination. Introspection is a mirror, the mirror reflects the hidden part of your mind that otherwise would remain covert. Your initiative is a creative faculty within you, it urges you to do things in new ways. Using your initiative enables you to stand on your own feet free and independent. It is one of the main attributes of success. New efforts after failure bring true growth, always go for it once more no matter how many times you have failed. Failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.