If you've found yourself building from nothing - aspiring to begin the daily grind of doing what needs to be done to do your job - you've learned the buzzwords 'best practices' and you've made this nirvana your, well, nirvana.
Best practices are a floor, not a ceiling, but for many they are a start.
Do your research, make your lists, talk to those doing better than you, and do it - reach the nirvana of best practices (and do it quickly... don't let anything stand in your way).
Then change everything.
Instead of best practices being your ceiling - make them your floor.
And aim for better best.