1. Draw boundaries carefully and purposefully. Fuck up anyone who crosses them. Defend the tribe.
2. Be better today spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically than yesterday.
3. Devote/Commit energy, with laser-like focus, to every chosen action.
4. Add value to the world
Fair warning. I get deep.
I kind of see my life building towards something amazing and something that is going to require more of me tomorrow than I am capable of today: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And so I spend my time preparing for that: an organic, soy-free, sugar-free, dairy-free diet; counting calories; a solid 8.5 hours of sleep; weight training; yoga; mediation; karate; ju jitsu; running; cycling; writing code; emoting; and sitting still.
The tangible results of all that, so far, include a Ph.D. in computer science, a six-figure salary, the absence of about 60lbs of body fat, and the faint outline of eight pack abs, all gifts I do my best to honor on a daily basis. If you want to know the intangibles, you'll have to bump into me some time.