It’s hard to imagine a group, team, or project that doesn’t benefit from a self-starter, someone who sees an opportunity and then steps up.

  • What needs to get done?
  • What’s broken and needs to be fixed?
  • What could be improved and made even better?
  • What opportunities are waiting?

Self-starting doesn’t always mean you have to do it by yourself. But starting, whether it’s the idea or the action, almost always starts with one person. And you don’t need a leadership position, authority, or an invitation. You just need yourself and the willingness to start.

Imagine how your future college application might change with a little more self-starting.