Michelle Obama has an honor to become the first African-American first lady. By profession she is an American attorney and author. She was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017 and is married to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.
Michelle Obama is known for a woman for her words, high morals and strong ethics. She raised her voice and concerns to make the world a better place and is one of the strongest women in the history of USA.
Let’s have a look at some wide words said by this marvelous lady.
You cannot take your freedoms for granted. Just like generations who have come before you, you have to do your part to preserve and protect those freedoms. You need to be preparing yourself to add your voice to our national conversation.
Listening to others
When somebody walks up to me, don’t look around, don’t look beyond them. Look them in the eye, take in the story.
Strong men, strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.
Raised with Values
Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values, like you work hard for what you want in life. That your word is your bond; that you do what you say you’re going to do. That you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them and even if you don’t agree with them.
Gratitude and Humility
We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean. We were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
Own your story
Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.
Stay true to yourself
I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values and follow my own moral compass, then the only expectations I need to live up to, are my own.
Am I good enough? Yes I am.
Embracing your disadvantages
Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.
How to deal with negativity
When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.
You have to fill your bucket with positive energy. If you have people hanging around you that are bringing you down and not lifting you up, whether that’s your ‘boo’ or your best friend, you have to learn how to push these people to the side.
Having an impact
Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.
I am coming down from the mountaintop to tell every young person that is poor and working class, and has been told regardless of the color of your skin that you don’t belong, don’t listen to them. They don’t even know how they got at those seats.
You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.
Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.
Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.
Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. We realized that being successful isn’t about being impressive, it’s about being inspired.
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
On having it all
That whole ‘so you can have it all.’ Nope, not at the same time. That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that doesn’t work all the time.
Lifting Other Women
We have to find a way to continue to lift other women up in our worlds and in our lives as much as possible.