Words of Wisdom: “Overcoming Adversity Is an Advantage”-Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

For this week’s Words of Wisdom, I had to share this video clip of my forever First Lady, Michelle Obama!

During her last commencement speech as the official First Lady at City College of New York, Miss Michelle offered some powerful words to the graduates. She let them know that overcoming challenges and adversity in their lives actually serves as a major advantage in life.

Working through challenges ultimately builds up your character and perseverance. It gives you strength and equips you to handle disappointment and failures. You develop “the resilience and the maturity that you needs to pick yourself up and dust yourself off and keep moving through the pain,” First Lady Michelle declared.

Watch the inspiring video below!

I know this for myself because I was on the opposite end. Outside of some small things in high school, I hadn’t faced much adversity until college. I’m a tough chick, so I wouldn’t say I completely fall apart, but certain things took me for a bit of a whirlwind. But, over the years, I got a whole lot stronger, able to withstand challenges and problems that came my way.

I hope that you have or are building your own strength and perseverance so that you are able to push through any obstacles that come in your life!

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