1. Run around the Academic Oval at least once a week.
2. Open a passbook savings account.
3. Save at least 10% of my salary every month.
4. Write something new - a story or a poem - every month.
5. Submit to all major publications and/or open calls for submission, and join all literary contests that come my way.
6. Have faith.
7. Be thankful.
8. Always be the best that I can be in my work, and in my personal endeavors.
9. Spend less for myself, and more for others.
10. Swear less, pray more.