|Natural History Museum and Christmasy trees...|
"At school you went to the top by waiting to be told what to do and doing it well, yet our man Mr Dobbins was instructing me to cut out the waiting, work out what I wanted and then go and do that well--'If it's to be, it's up to me.' The more I considered the nature of success the more I realised that this sense of responsibility was at the heart of personal achievement." --Ian Gilbert
Moral of the story: are you going after what you want proactively? Or are you just waiting to be told what to do?