Mission Statement

I am at my best when I have a plan.

I will try to prevent times when I overextend and try to jump in too quickly.

My life's journey is to be relentless in my pursuit of knowledge, contribution, and compassion.

Professionally I will make the time to

  • Proactively plan, visualize, and inquire
  • Be helpful and productive, a resource in more than just coding
  • Inject humor and appreciation
  • Leave things better than I found them

Personally I will make the time to

  • Listen, to ensure that my family and friends know they are appreciated and loved
  • Be a person who my family and friends are proud of, who would say "he's always quick to laugh and slow to judge"
  • Stay organized and maintain/improve our home for me and my family
  • Relax and read, remembering the P/PC balance

I will

  • Be self-starting and proactive, exercising initiative in achieving my life goals
  • Act on situations and opportunities, rather than be acted upon
  • Find opportunities to use my natural talents to leave things better than I found them
  • Listen twice as often as I speak
  • Strive to be present and prepared every day

I will not

  • Forget that efficiency is for tasks and effectiveness is for people. I will not conflate them, and will give them both ample time.
  • Lose myself in the unimportant

I will stop procrastinating and start working on

  • Paying more attention to and forgiving my limitations
  • Sharpening my skillset, completing training courses and getting certified
  • Financial and Retirement planning, my money is my servant not my master

I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life

  • Kindness and Humor
  • Work ethic and Leadership
  • Positive attitude and Wisdom

I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life, making time to

  • Eat better, and meet my daily activity goals
  • Periodically read, assess, and adjust based on this mission statement
  • Read and learn, don't be afraid to take breaks
  • Relax and connect with family and friends