How do I create development opportunities for myself within the workplace?

How do I create development opportunities for myself within the workplace?

There seems to be some kind of self-limitation when we think about development opportunities within the workplace, and the no.1 fallacy that employees subscribe to is that the manager has overview of their learning and development, and therefore it’s best to leave it to him/her to plan our development opportunities. Should we continue to wait, or take charge of our own development?