4 Principles for Achieving Excellence
Unlocking Your Full Potential
Life is full of distractions that can keep us from achieving our maximum potential. Our real purpose can get lost in the background of daily activities, robbing us of living prosperous and fulfilled lives.
Putting passion into purpose can help us find courage and strength in the face of adversity during our journey to excellence. This is the act of living up to one’s full potential, as described by the Greek word “Arete“.
Understanding the essential characteristics of excellence can unlock the secret to living a prosperous and fulfilled life.
- Treat Your Skill as a Craft
- Become a Craftsman
- Practice Discipline
- Set Goals for Achieving Excellence
4 Steps to Being Truly Excellent
- Educate Yourself
- Be Disciplined
- Learn From & Share with Peers
- Be Patient
Become the “Chief Operations Officer” of Your Life
Develop Operational Mentality
Companies, big and small, face the same challenges. Our platforms must be fast, our infrastructure must scale up (and down) efficiently, and our sites and services must be reliable. Velocity is the best place to learn from peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned. O’Reilly Media was also kind enough to share several “Must See” videos from the Velocity 2011 Conference on their Google YouTube video channel here.
9 Principals of Leadership
Lighting the Path for Others
- The principle of integrity-Doing the right thing.
- The principle of action- Mastering the situation.
- The principle of selflessness- Serving the greater good
- The principle of candor- Speaking your mind
- The principle of preparation- Laying the groundwork
- The principle of learning and teaching- Sharing knowledge
- The principle of fairness-Choosing and rewarding the right people
- The principle of vision-Focusing on the big picture
- The principle of caring- Supporting the troops.
Take Hot Pursuit of Your Passions
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Steve Jobs