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3. Do Not Let Others Define You

 As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.

– Michael Dell
Commencement Address at U. of Texas, 200

 Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

– Steve Jobs
Commencement Address at Stanford University, 2005

 Find a mentor. Find a mentor and be a mentor. Give back. And when people tell you not to believe in your dreams, and they say “Why?”, say “Why not?

– Billie Jean King
Commencement Address at U. of Massachusetts, 2000

 The only limits that really matter are the ones you put on yourself.

– Carly Fiorina
Commencement Address at MIT, 2000