Top Ten Words of Wisdom from Michelle Obama

A role model for girls and women all over the world. Personally, she has inspired me over the years. She’s done everything with grace, with style and good humour. Her new debut memoir, Becoming, became the bestselling Book of 2018.

Love this quote from her book “I’ve been lucky enough now in my life to meet all sorts of extraordinary and accomplished people…Some (though not enough) of them are women. Some (though not enough) are black or of colour. Some were born poor or have lived lives that to many of us would appear to have been unfairly heaped with adversity…What I’ve learned is this: All of them have had doubters. Some continue to have roaring, stadium-sized collections of critics and naysayers who will shout ‘I told you so’ at every little misstep or mistake. The noise doesn’t go away, but the most successful people I know have figured out how to live with it.”

Here are Top Ten Words of Wisdom from Michelle Obama… Enjoy!

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.

Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.

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.

Walk away from friendships that make you feel small and insecure, and seek out people who inspire you and support you.

Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.

You may not always have a comfortable life. And you will not always be able to solve all the world’s problems at once. But don’t ever underestimate the impact you can have, because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.

Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar.

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Just do what works for you because there will always be someone who thinks differently.

A good thing to remember is this:  one of your biggest advantages is actually facing and overcoming adversity. Never give up, keep taking one step after the other.

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