We recently asked our CTO to share his principles for success. It was interesting enough to share, so we thought we’d capture it here in his words…
So, it’s funny because I have a set of maxims—about a dozen or so that I try to abide by in all that I do. I recently ran across a similar list by an actor-comedian who I’ve always admired — Bill Murray — and I was struck by how aligned they were with my own. So, I credit Murray with improving upon mine. Here they are:
- Believe in yourself—always.
- Trust your gut.
- Get over yourself—regularly.
- Work out of your habits.
- Learn to accept criticism.
- Know when to speak up and know when to listen.
- Don’t procrastinate.
- Keep learning—forever.
- Question everything.
- Consider all possibilities—especially the ones you don’t like.
- Have an original concept.
- Ask for help—before you need it.
- Form follows function.
- Find inspiration where you normally wouldn’t look.
- Make it sustainable.
- Use spell check.
- Do your research.
- Sketch ideas.
- The problem nearly always contains the solution.
Maybe these will work for you too.