After earning your P2 Rating
Never stop learning
As soon as you think you got it, your in trouble. Continue to build your skills with kiting, launching, turning, landing, and bringing the wing down softly.
Take your time and enjoy each step slowly. Give yourself time to develop wisely. When considering learning a new skill, imagine it taking 2 years to get really good at that skill (circling, thermalling, wing-overs, spot landing, maneuvers).
Critique each flight in your log book.
Pick your mentors carefully. Many pilots with 1-2 years of experience may have developed some good skills and want to share everything with you. They also may be experiencing intermediate syndrome. Look to seasoned pilots with a good safety record for solid advice.
Continue using your instructor as a resource.
Look at where you trade safety for comfort: getting into your harness too early, landing in a small field near your car vs. a large field away from you car, not doing a thorough pre-flight, choosing light weight gear with little or no protection, etc.
Get local knowledge when you explore new sites.
Consider additional course work: Mountain clinic, Ridge soaring clinic, Thermal clinic, Maneuvers clinic, Additional one-on-one coaching with an instructor.
Continue researching weather and fly in appropriate conditions for your skill level.
Develop great pre-flights including assessing conditions, reading all of the site hazards before flying, 6 point check, reserve pin check, speed system connected.
Bring food, water, a hat, charged radio, sunblock and your weather book to launch every time.
Never be the first to launch.
Ask pilots what they think of the air when you are on launch.
Seek perfection when launching and landing. Make it smooth, controlled and committed.
Have a flight plan and stick with it unless you get really high and can deviate safely from that plan. Have a reachable L.Z. in mind at all times.
Keep good terrain clearance. Be very careful about doing 360s too close to terrain.
The closer you are to the ground, the more directly into the wind you want your glider to be.
Get ready early on launch and then be patient for the appropriate conditions.
Don't jump into mid-day thermic conditions.
Choose an appropriate glider for your skill level.
Develop smooth flight characteristics.
Learn more first aid.
Get your HAMM license.
Pack your reserve and have your wing inspected once a year.
Be very aware of all the pilots in the air with you by continuously looking around.
Communicate your presence by yelling clear, launching, on your right, etc.
Listen to yourself. If it doesn't feel right, don't push it.