Tell the truth.
Do not do things that you hate.
Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.
If you have to choose, be the one who does things, instead of the one who is seen to do things.
Imagine who you could be, and then aim single-mindedly at that.
Do not allow yourself to become arrogant or resentful.
Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.
Dress like the person you want to be.
Be precise in your speech.
Do not transform your wife into a maid.
Be graceful in spite of your suffering.