Besides making sure you have a good instructor giving you lessons, and having fun, I'd say keep these in mind:
1) Learn to fall - learning to fall without sticking your hands out and learning to go with the fall will save you many sprained wrists and dislocations.
It's the hardest habit to fight, but you have to force yourself to slowly learn not to stick your hands out when you fall (keep them tucked close to your body when you fall... if you must use your hands, land on your forearms, not your wrists).
2) It's a marathon, not a race - Don't worry if it's slow going at first.
A lot of people get really excited at first, throw their body at obstacles and new techniques and say 'screw the consequences'. That works for awhile, but then injuries pile up and eventually you're just cutting years off your ability to snowboard later in life.
Snowboarding is all about analysing the risks and taking smart ones so that you're sometimes slightly outside your comfort zone, but never completely out of it and taking stupid risks (such as many beginners who you'll see trying to hit jumps before they can even turn properly).
3) Focus, focus, focus on your basic technique to avoid bad habits as best you can.
Every bad habit you pick up now, is something you'll have to go back later and fix. Save yourself the trouble and don't skip past those early techniques too quickly.
Being a strong turner, carver, and having strong basic board control skills are what you build everything on later and many beginners try to skip past that as quickly as possible without actually taking the time to master basic carving, turning and edge control.
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