Do unto others 20% better than you expect them to do unto you, to correct for subjective error.
Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of math.
Just be a little bit kinder, better, a little bit more awesome, than you would every person want to be, it will pay off instantly.
“If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.” – John B. Gough