1. Take risks.
2. It's never too early to start.
3. Don't take no for an answer.
4. Be humble.
5. It's okay to be pushy sometimes.
6. Keep on fighting.
7. Remember where you come from.
8. Keep on setting higher goals.
9. Stay loyal to your friends.
10. Think outside the box.
11. Good leaders are also followers.
12. Don't be afraid to ask.
13. Be grateful.
14. It's very useful to know other languages.
15. It's okay if people don't believe in you at first.
16. Work with what you have.
17. Haters gon' hate.
18. If you think long, you think wrong.
19. Everything is meant to be.
So, Lafayette, for these tips and so much more...
This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!