I still remember the poise with which she was carrying herself with Barack Obama during their visit to India in January 2014. Being one of those fortunate students who was invited for Obama’s address at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, I was as excited to see the First Lady as I was to listen to the world’s most powerful person’s speech.
Born as a girl in a humble family has its own share of challenges. Michelle, an ardent believer of the change education can bring about, has studied in some of the most prestigious universities. Her never say die attitude ensured that she becomes the best in whatever she chose to do. Her enterprising personality has won her millions of fans. She is idolized by young girls across the country.
Let us look at some of her inspirational quotes-:
1. Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
2. 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… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
3. I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
4. You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.
5. Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.
6. If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.
7. Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
8. I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don’t be afraid. You hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourself with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of you boundless promise. Lead by example with hope; never fear.
This dynamic woman will be leaving the White House on 20th January, 2017, along with her husband Barack Obama. Her stint as the first lady of USA was a memorable one. She has left an indelible legacy through her hard work and unbridled enthusiasm towards developmental issues. It will be exciting to know how her post-presidential life with her husband takes shape. According to a report by Chicago Tribune, she will continue her crusade of educating the girl child and other such initiatives with the assistance of her non-profit partners.
Shethepeople.Tv wishes her luck for her future endeavours!
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