Work with people who aren't like you, especially folks who've had fewer opportunities than you. They will enrich your life and put the world in perspective.
For a lot of your life you'll be taking care of someone—as a mom, a wife, a daughter. Find something that brings you joy, whether that's baking pies or playing the saxophone.
Most important, never turn down an opportunity. There's always going to be a reason to say no: You don't have the right clothes, the right experience, the right connections. Learn to say yes anyway.
—Cecile Richards, 54, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America