Best advice I've ever received

  1. Always meet deadlines
    Or at least be upfront and honest when asking for an extension
  2. Don't work for free
    Monetary or otherwise, always make sure you gain something from your own efforts
  3. A bird in the hand is worth more than two in the bush
    My mom says this to me all the time, like, all the time.
  4. Take a minute to appreciate where you are
    Advice I received before my first graduate school imterview—made me cry on the plane