Learn true to reality.
Seek your best possible future.
Foresee the total life impact of possible observations, thoughts, and actions.
Budget your time correctly between growth (competence, mindset) and action (accomplishment, enjoyment).
Create technologies that work as intended.
Align the explicit design with functional reliability, practical simplicity, and useful complexity.
Communicate your expectations.
Negotiate a rational agreement that is clear, fair, and realistic.