Actually, although this question is not a scientific one, it is a good one, and also very relevant.
Here are my several points:
1. live close to your lab, within 5-10 min walk is good.
2. build good relationship with your peer, especially the experienced one. Chat with them routinely
3. Read tons of papers, with the aim of fundamentally understanding the science, not just know what has been done and the results only. Read critically, and come up with your own ideas/judgement if you can
4. Conferences/seminars are excellent. Talk to others with a modest heart and learn. Travelling for a conference is definitely a bonus, I love this.
5. Stay calm no matter when you have positive and negative results. Do not only hear what you want to hear. Do not only see what you want to see.
6. Hard-working. Will as hard as steel (to cope with failures in your research)