1 - Go out and take pictures, This is the most important thing you can do. Actually go out to take photographs.
2 - Get to where you are going to take pictures. Stop. Look around. Don't just turn up and start taking photos. Look around. Think. Get a feel for where you are.
3 - Think about your composition. To do this I put my camera on my tripod. It makes taking a picture a more considered act. Think each time you take a picture.
4 - Enjoy where you are.
5 - Enjoy taking pictures. Enjoy the creative processs.
6 - Be honest with the pictures you have created..
7 - Edit the best pictures. Delete the rest.
8 - Post/ share/ publish/ print your creations.
9 - Enjoy what you have created.
10 - Look at what you have created. Think about your work. Think about what you could do to make better pictures.
Photography is a wonderful thing.
Photography is to be enjoyed.
Photography is simple. It is something to enjoy.
Let's not forget that.
And stop worrying about the gear!!
Professional Photographer - my top 10 things to think about when taking pictures.