Michelle Obama, is an American writer, lawyer. She was the first lady of the United States from 2007 to 2017. First African American first lady, for 8 years, she rose to become a fashion icon, a role model woman and a source of inspiration to young women worldwide.
The previous article was a book review, an insight into Michelle Obama’s early live accomplishments. We were able to see how from early on, she valued excellence, family. In all her career choices, she never went for less than she believed she deserved. In this sense, Michelle Obama stands as a role model not only to women, to Americans or even African-Americans but also to every person trying to make the right choices to success. She is Michelle Obama and in this article, I share five of her rules to success that really resonates with me.
1- Choose excellence
In everything you do, choose to have faith in hard work. Excellence is the most powerful answer you can give to doubters and haters. Do not take shortcuts, do not wine. Excellence is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. Because as you strive, as you push yourself to new heights, you develop your full potential. Excellence helps you make the difference.
2- Practice who you want to be
To become that best version of yourself, you need to work on yourself. You need to practice who you want to be, you are not just going to wake up and find that by miracle you have turn all your hopes and ideas into reality. You to have to work for it, to practice it. If you want to be a hard worker, you have to practice hard work. You need to put some efforts into it because, good things don’t come easy.
3- Failure is preparation to success
Do not be afraid to fail. Failure often keeps us back because we have come to think that we have to be right all along the line. You do not have to be perfect, you do not have to be afraid of failing. Remember failure is to prepare you, it gives you more momentum, and it gives you that desire to thrive. So instead of quitting after failure, use it as a challenge in your mind to take risks, step out of your comfort zone and go for more.
4- Be a voracious reader
Reading opens you to lot more than you might have been thought at school. So read as much as you can. Reading is a skill that once develop, can enhance on other skills such as communicating, and writing as well. Reading grows you!
I hope you all learned as much as I did throughout this series on Michelle Obama. It is always an inspiring experience to go through the life and accomplishments of any person that is held to be successful.
If there is any successful person you would like me to profile next, leave the name in the comments section down below so we can learn from each other.