5 Ways To Be Successful According To Michelle Obama

5 Ways To Be Successful According To Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of United States of America, has been an inspiration to one and all. By beautifully balancing her various roles as a public person, the Chicago native and corporate attorney, has not once failed to inspire us with her confidence, positivity, and diplomacy at each and every point of her life in the public eye. With a history of making encouraging remarks, here are some rules to success that she truly lives by…

1. "Being smart is cooler than anything in the world."

The Princeton alumni truly believes in the power of hard work. Michelle Obama advocates devoting time to gain knowledge and was herself the cool geek in class. She swears by the fact that education is the truest treasure and no one in the world can take that away from you.

2. "Choose people who lift you up."

She believes that in order to be successful, one must keep their inner circle close-knit. People who encourage you to move forward, and truly wish well for you are the people you should surround yourself with. No wonder she kept ridiculous controversies at bay during the two terms she served as the First Lady.

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3. “We have to prioritize ourselves. It’s hard to put ourselves higher on a list that we don’t think we’re even deserving to be on.”

It is essential to put oneself right up on the priority list. When you invest time and energy in making your own life happier and more successful, you would definitely move towards the same. You need to think it, believe it, in order to actually achieve it.

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

At the end of the day, it is you, and the substance that you are made of, that finally helps you attain your goals and fulfill your dreams. It is character and toil that determines ones’ success and that always trumps both money as well as power.

5. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.” 

According to Michelle Obama, even after attaining your goal, you need to keep moving forward, keep growing, and constantly work toward outperforming yourself. It is consistency and persistence that helps one in climbing the ladder of success. Lastly, one must steer clear of complacency and fear, at all points.

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