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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



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