9. Never be afraid to ask for help.
Obviously, Sotomayor had some help along the way but maybe not how you’re expecting. When she arrived at Princeton and discovered her English and reading skills were lacking, she enrolled in more challenging courses. When she wanted to get over her hear of swimming, she took lessons and became a regular in the water. Follow her lead.

10. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back from taking risks.
She had so much to be afraid of and yet…look how far she’s come!