Keep an eye on the works being created around you and the growth of the industry you are in, without being submissive to its whims. Grow as your community grows and learn from this.
Let yourself be reflected honestly in your work, and encourage that in others. Be inviting and accepting; sharing makes us all stronger.
Through the process of creating a product you should aim to not only gain benefit but also aim to educate and improve yourself. Rest well. Dream big. Be better.
Creation should uphold the value of the individual creator. The creation of value should not come at the cost of, nor damage or reduce value of the creator. Creativity should not come at the expense of physical, mental, or emotional health.
Allocate energy, effort, time and money to areas consistent with your own values and skills. Understanding your own strengths, weaknesses, goals and values allows you to find a place where you can work to your best. Insist on appropriate compensation.
Demand of your projects that they benefit their audience. Seek more than novelty in your ideas; seek to value your audience and give them something of value.
Your effort and ethics should be something you believe in, not an external force that moves you, but an internal rule by which you measure all that you create. You have a responsibility to grow and develop that internal force, to define the bounds of what you do, and to hold all your creations to that standard.