I have grown in this web dev/graphic design career life…and without being solemn, I want to say this:
Beware of the negative, as it holds you back
Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed
Be enthusiastic about what you do, this will drive you
Be aware of areas of development
Be open to criticism on areas of development
and above all else…
Be passionate about what you do! So play hard, and work hard!
Remember that this world, and particularly this industry is not small, so “burn bridges where Necessary”.