I don't know what your ambitions are, but you can't do better than being an original human being. A woman or a man who is "one just come," right out of the womb, so to speak, to be just who they are in each situation as it arises, with no agendas, no expectations, no opinions, just seeing what's what and what needs to be done about it, in conjunction with it, for the true good of all concerned. Wisdom, integrity, grace and compassion coming to life in each situation as it arises embodies in those who are being themselves in response to the moment, like children in a sandbox, like dancers on a dance floor, like a dog wagging its tail. For no reason other than that's what needs to be done.
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to be aware of your contradictions. Mississippi Delta farmers--and farmers everywhere else-- killed the land they loved, and the ponds they fished in, and the people who worked for them, and themselves, using the pesticides and herbicides they used to make a living, and were--are--a contradiction in terms of who they are and what they do. So is everyone else. We say this and do that. Republicans who made such a deal about standing for the flag do not stand for what the flag stands for and do not notice the blatant contradiction. NOTICE YOUR CONTRADICTIONS! And do everything you can to be who you say you are. You won't be able to do enough. "Life Eats Life." Not even Vegans can avoid that contradiction. Whatever we eat requires the death of what we eat. We eat what was once alive and probably would be alive if we weren't eating it. Life is a dance with contradictions. The least we can do is notice it, know it, be aware of it, acknowledge it, and allow it to inform our actions and fuel our humility and compassion for all sentient beings laboring as we do together under the harsh requirements of being alive.