Rule of Life #19: Look Where You're Going
That's a tricky one. We aren't just creatures of the moment, but creatures of the future.
Our world awards people who stay the course. It loves stability. The child who's dreamt of being a teacher, who attends college for being a teacher, and spends decades as a teacher is a prized teacher indeed.
The dilettante who flits from profession to profession? They're less valued. The world wants to know who you are, what you want, and why you're here. It can't tolerate waiting for a few moments while you explain.
So the future, having a goal and working tirelessly towards it. That's what works. Keeping your eye on the horizon and making slow step after slow step towards it.
Also, y'know, it helps detect tripwires when you're in a dungeon.