Lately I’ve been thinking a lot of what I want to achieve in life and how to best use my skills. I found a post by Steven Schwenke that really inspired me. I’ve adapted the mission he writes in his post for my own uses. I will strive to apply this new mission in good faith.
It goes as follows:
I am a craftsman. I am proud of the code I write and strive everyday to do better than the last.
I am an engineer. I apply my analytical mind to find solutions to problems.
I am part of a team. I communicate clearly and proactively. I strive for consistency and integrity of the creations of my team.
I am and always will be a student. I will keep the beginners mind by playing and experimenting without the fear of failure. There will always be things I have to learn and I will make mistakes, which develop me.
I am an optimist and a realist. I always apply this mission in good faith and to achieve great results together with my team. In doing so I am willing to learn and to teach. However, I acknowledge reality and respect mission statements of others. Because I will not violate my mission statement, I will leave every situation where my core values are not shared.