My coach told me its okay if i mess up, but never to GIVE up, stay smart and watch your spending, every 10 bucks you get put one away, its clever and helpful. stay enthusiastic and confident but not cocky
Re. work - never be afraid of learning curves & trying new & different things outside your comfort zone. Keep an open mind & find a vocation or calling you love, early, & throw yourself into it. Be the best at what you do by sticking with it. Re. avoiding common sense mistakes: Stay away from people who are trouble. (Drugs, drinking, crime.) Be friendly - but be wary. Do not rush to trust easily. The world is full of kind people, true, but also many waiting to take advantage of inexperienced young people. Never be too proud or scared to seek the advice of your parents & trusted adults when you need help. Also learn to trust & obey that little voice inside that tells you, "Something is not right..."
Never lend money, quickest way to mar a friendship. Co-habiting, same thing, keep your money to yourself!!! Always live within your means, when you need money for something large, like a car, borrow from a bank.