Michelle Obama is an American author of the book named 'Becoming' and an Attorney. She is also the wife of former President of the United States, Mr Barack Obama.
With a strong voice and beautiful heart, she has worked for many social causes like poverty, education, women empowerment etc. She has also taken into account physical impediments and has raised her voice for healthy eating, hygiene and more.
She was born on 17 January, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. She studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University and then graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988. When she pursued her first job as a lawyer at the Chicago firm Sidley Austin, she met Barack Obama for the first time. At first, they drew hesitation to date but soon came out and fell intensely in love. In two years, they got engaged. Since then, they have been each other's support, friend. Some would even refer them as 'a couple goal'. No one can overlook the devotion Michelle gave while campaigning for her husband's presidency.
Michelle has pleasantly stated that before anything else, she is a mother. Her daughter Sasha and Malia Ann too have been vocal about their admiration for their greatest inspiration, her mother. Her sturdy outlook of the world and her chosen paths are indeed an inspiration for millions. She had shaped herself in fervid and fierce persona since the moment she knew her father had multiple sclerosis, which also made her mentally and emotionally low. But she became what her parents had aspired her to be. In her book, she has been downright candid and has talked about every unheard dimension of her life.
Here are some powerful quotes from Michelle Obama.
Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's life.
Michelle Obama has worked on numerous social causes and has been part of many people's lives. The true meaning of being successful is when you have given someone a reason to smile, a reason to wake up.
At the end of your life, your bank account will not be there for you but the people you have earned.
When they go low, we go high.
The world is full of people who would do anything to bring you down in the mud. They will play tricks and whatnot. But you have to remember to look high and feel so at times like these.
Michelle tells us so that people will try to demotivate you. It is your determination that will make you more competent. Set yourself above and away from them.
One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourselves and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.
The first step towards success is to know what you really want. Learning about your aspirations and dreams, then being thoroughly open to them is very important. People will always have opinions about you; they will try to confine you with their opinions, try not to be involved in such web, and solely look towards your goal.
Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.
All the scars of the past, all those traumatic experiences, all of those failures, all those vain tries, and all those achievements are yours and solely yours. You have to own it, and no one can take them away from you. And own that with nothing but pride.
Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
There is a big, long journey for everyone before success, and no one can cheat their way in. It is the only possible way to achieve the true future of yours.
This journey is carved for everyone, and those who are just blessed with a shortcut to success will never hold the true feeling of being successful. Snatching someone else's right or cursing someone else's hard work will never bring good to anyone.
Continue reading some of the best Michelle Obama Quotes....
If there is one thing I've learned in life, it's the power of using your voice.
Your voice is the most prominent power you possess. Everyone has a stand and a perspective. Those who use it wisely and at the right time are the ones who make history.
By letting people hear you, one can build revolution, and that is the strength your voice has.
We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our 'to do' list.
In the race of being someone who is successful in life, we have become less connected to our true selves. Here Michelle reminds us to love ourselves and give ourselves a good amount of time.
Bless yourselves every day with care and health.
Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don't be afraid to fail.
Every journey to success is laid on the tough path of failure and falls. Everyone should learn to embrace this fact with complete ardour and be fearless.
Look sternly in the eyes of the turmoil and fight back. Stand up after falling, again and again until you achieve.
No matter what, you give everybody a fair shake, and when somebody needs a hand, you offer yours.
Even if someone had shown their back to you when you needed them; stand by them when they are vulnerable. Be the best you can, and stand by the people in need. Always give everyone their fair chance to prove themselves and be open.
Time is a gift you give other people.
No money, no luxury or no fame will ever be enough for your loved ones. The time you give to them matters the most. Always take out leisure time out of your running life, and hold it for them. Be present with them at their highs and lows. It is the best gift that you can give them.
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Choose people who lift you up.
Some people will be a true critic and a true motivator, at the same time, in your life. Find them and hold onto them because these are the people who give you a push towards your brighter future.
You cannot take your freedom for granted.
From eras, many human beings have lived their whole life as an object owned by superiors. Even today, there are so many people who are victims of things like poverty, unhealthy body and so on. Hence, never underestimate the freedom that you have received and be grateful and live an honest life. Because what you have, many others don't have that basic thing too.
No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful.
The biggest truth lies in this quote. No matter what is the colour of your skin or your body weight, remember that you are beautiful in your own way.
It doesn't matter if you live in a mansion or are homeless; you deserve everything. Have that confidence, always.
The more popular you become, the more haters you acquire.
When you rise high, some people start to envy you and your success. They criticize you relentlessly. And the more you grow, the number increases more. They try to be like you and yet quibble at your choices.
The best way to deal with them is to ignore their screams and continue being you.
Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt.
We make so many different relations with different people. Some teach us lessons, and some just give us peace. The right ones stay. An important part of life is finding friends and family, and they are indeed the most crucial for the betterment of us. The part of it is to fish the good ones, the ones that make you feel complete and at peace. They don't hurt; they build you.
People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.
A man with integrity and high confidence will always try to compact people together with love and togetherness. A man who understands his highs will try his best to give others his full potential to rise high.
A sensible human can only understand the meaning of true power that is love, which brings different people together.
The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.
A society cannot prosper if the women residing there are disrespected and do not cherish equal rights. Women build empires; they design a world full of warmth and love, which is essential for a developed community.
The ones that put women up for deprivation are leading towards deep diminution. For a world to become home and a beautiful place to live in, empower women.
Empower yourselves with good education.
A person needs the correct education to have the strength to be present in the world. A book is truly a person's best friend; it makes us something and changes our narrow way of thinking.
It opens up our minds to new possibilities and makes us capable of changing conventional shapes to modern ones. Hence, education is a must step towards a better world.
Every scar that you have is a reminder that you got hurt but you also survived.
Past experiences teach us lessons. All those traumatizing moments that had carved deep blemishes in your brain are screaming at you that even when you were low, you fought and you grew.
Learn from what happened, and weave it into building your sword to fight your new fights.
Just try new things. Don't be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?
The minute you decide to tear out of your fear to face new things, the world will be full of possibilities and beautiful, grand realities. Your mind can make new ideas; new pathways - just allow it to do so.
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