I just thought this could be a helpful topic for everyone, especially the younger designers out there. I remember being fresh out of school and how different idea of what being a "designer" really was.
I would say the most important / helpful thing I have learned over recent years is that design is so much more than aesthetics and beauty. It is much more about function, and the experiences that you are molding.
Please take a moment and share a helpful tip you have learned from your own professional experiences!