Your compilation of assorted wisdom is good.
It may actually be helpful to those who realize mind is a prison.
Yet you write the motivation is to be able to design a life, avoid mediocrity, and gain power to achieve. This is also the prison, because all of life is now; life is only now, and forever it will always be precisely now.
Do this don’t do that advice, however, does not work. If it did, everyone in this this world would be enlightened.