Form your own path, never follow in the footsteps of others, or allow others to follow in your footsteps. Never allow anyone or anything, or anything, including religion or society to tell you how you should think, what you should believe, or how you should feel.
Never feel as if you are a failure, and never judge your success or accomplishments based against someone else; everybody is put here on Earth for a reason, but few, if any, know what that reason is. Never allow yourself to succumb to greed; as long as you have the things you need, you have enough.
Don’t waste your time, money, or energy on excess or unnecessary possessions for which serve little or no purpose. If you are presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, take it; if you discover something previously unknown to the world, share it.
Never suffer or apologize for your art, but instead embrace and cherish your creativity. Every day is a gift, use your time wisely and never stop learning, creating, living, or exploring.
Learn to take care of yourself as nobody else in life is ever going to take care of you. Your life is yours and yours alone, and it’s up to you to decide what to do with it.