1. Know whose your Master (James 1:1). Serve Jesus alone. To determine who your Master is, who or what occupies your thoughts when you wake up and when you go to bed (your first and last thoughts of each day)? Why do you do what you do each day (what's your motivation)? Jesus should be in your thoughts every day from start to finish, and your motivation should be to bring him glory.
2. What is your source of joy? (James 1:2-4) It should be Jesus. Life will not be easy and times it will be unfair, but we can still have joy because God is in control.
3. What is your source of wisdom? (James 1:5-8) Ask God for wisdom when you don't know what to do.
4. Know your identity. (James 1:9-11) You are a child of God. Riches, power and position should be your pursuit instead focus on the eternal things.