4 Great pieces of advice from super-successful women

Jun 24, 2015 at 7:15 p.m. ET
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We all get advice. Some of it better than others. But in life, it's up to us to choose what we listen to and what we ignore.

And those decisions help shape us. As does the advice we choose to follow. Whether it's our parents, our best friend, our personal trainer, our favorite director, a world leader or Oprah — good advice can come from many different sources.

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This week New York magazine's The Cut is talking advice of all kinds; the good, the bad, the strange and the pieces of it you really wish you took. Some of our favorite intelligent, inspiring women share the life lessons that have helped to shape them, including:

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "Learn to interrupt, but know what you're talking about."

Designer Vera Wang: "Know when to walk away... and start something new."

Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross: "It's OK to be your worst self."

Selma director Ava DuVerny: "Oprah told me that everything that happens to you is not happening to you, it's happening for you."

Mindy Kaling, Tavi Gevinson, Robin Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Rosie Perez, Helen Mirren, Liv Tyler, Laverne Cox and more share their best (and worst) one-line advice tidbits.

In addition, The Cut will be premiering the first episode of their #AskTheCut video series, where they'll tackle difficult to answer questions like "What's the easiest way to pee in a jumpsuit?" Because advice is needed in all aspects of life!

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