Talent is cheaper then table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less
The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
When faced with a problem you do not understand, do any part of it you do understand, then look at it again
There must always be an end in view, and the end must not be final.
Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.