One can want to do something meaningful because of a dream; The reasons and goals may be righteous. One can not often do a complicated thing well with dreams alone; Planning, stability, and flexibility are all required. To fix a problem during your lifetime may be a great achievement. To have a problem stay fixed after you are gone because of a well-thought out and sustainable plan should always be the goal.
Emotions are great motivators but terrible co-pilots.
Always design for failure because success requires no further action.
A parent that does not prepare their child for their own absence has failed that child.
Think ahead when important, fuck around the rest of the time.
Revel less in being found to be right and more in being found to be wrong.
Just because you can not think of anything does not mean it has all been done before.
Patience for the sake of patience is wasteful.
If you come across an issue with more than two potential outcomes you are dealing with more than one issue.
If you can not change the answer then change the question.
The only valid reason to remember what happened yesterday is to make sure it does or does not happen again.