As to how I am going about that, education is the key for me. I am a very curious person, and so I spend a great deal of my time learning. Whether that knowledge is practical (such as how to make napalm... ok, so that really isn't that practical) or intellectual (I am currently reading a book by the philosopher Niztsche), I enjoy learning simply to learn.
Much of that knowledge, however, is being used to improve my lifestyle, especially financially. Currently I am a student, but I hope, in the very near future, to begin my own businesses, to financially secure my future and any family I will one day have. Although, admitedly, my motivation for this is also selfish; there are many toys, mostly of the motorized variety, that I want. Long story short, I would like to one day have a millionaire's lifestyle. That said, however, having people in my life that care about me, and me about them, is more important to me than any amount of money or toys.
Another priority has been to protect and improve the environment I live in. This isn't manifest as simply being "an environmentalist", although I am one, but also extends to leaving my surroundings better than they were when I arrived. This can be as simple as picking up bits of litter (though I am not obsessive about it), and as complex as contemplating viable alternative sources of energy for society to consume (though nothing has come of that as of yet). I suppose the best way to describe this was put best by a friend of mine when he said, "Be a good steward of people, places and things". It's a lofty ideal, to be sure, but, as they say, nothing worthwhile is ever easy.