I am defined by my actions, not my words. Every value that I write down is irrelevant if I do not take the actions that they require.
Learning improves my ability to identify and solve interesting problems. It enables me to grow more and be better than I was yesterday. It is the essence of improvement.
I am responsible for my life. The things that got me into this situation are not my fault, but dealing with them is my responsibility. How far I get in the world is up to me, and I will not blame people or circumstances for my lack of results.
I will share my thoughts freely. The world benefits from having as much diverse perspectives as possible, and I deserve to be heard as much as anyone else. I will not underestimate the power of my words.
Being honest allows everyone else to have an accurate representation of who I am. Even if people don’t like what I say, at least I’m being real. There is no value in having people like a fake version of me.
Being able to see things from other perspectives is valuable. I only have one lens to see the world through, and there is no way it’s completely accurate. The more perspectives I am able to adopt and learn about, the closer my mental model of the world will be to reality. The more clearly I can see the world, the better it is for me and everyone else.
The world is filled with problems. If I don’t do something about them, then the problems will remain unsolved. It is my responsibility to take action to solve the most important problems that I am capable of solving.
If I think that I know everything, I will never learn anything new. I will go into interactions with an open mind, ready to learn from the other person. Everyone I meet is better than me in some way, and I will do my best to learn from them.
I am going to die. In the face of death, there is nothing to be afraid of, and nothing to hold me back. I will make the most of the time I have now. I will stare death in the eyes, and live boldly, in rebellion.