TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
Respect for self;
Respect for others;
Responsibility for all your actions.
My own personal rule is when life gets hard, take a minute to think about a time or place when life seemed perfect. The beaches in the Dominican Republic are what I think about. I remember the happiness that came over me as we strolled down the board-walk and I first saw the ocean.
Enjoy the scenery of where you are, but don't forget to dream about the places you want to be.