Bob Parsons has a famous set of 16 Rules. Many CEOs and leaders have a few principles or rules to live by, but Bob Parsons has made his rules into a poster.
I generally like to print out various sayings or lists and hang them around my office, whether at my day job or at home. The 16 Rules poster comes in a few sizes, but I think that it has a nice design as well.
Depending on the day, I find one or another set of rules applicable to my own situations. One of my favorites, however, is:
14. Solve your own problems. You’ll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you’ll develop a competitive edge. Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: “You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others.” There’s also an old Asian saying that I remind myself of frequently. It goes like this: “A wise man keeps his own counsel.”
In other words, quit your whining, and do.