‘Words to live by’ : is a daily segment by theSystem * that looks into 7 of the most striking comments and quotes by thought leaders in life or otherwise.

American attorney, Author and First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017, Michelle Obama is one of the most influential women in the world who continues to inspire others every day.

Michelle Obama’s life lessons in 7 strong quotes :

“Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.”

“Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses… swapped back and forth and over again.”

“The lesson being that in life you control what you can.”

“Failure is a feeling long before it becomes an actual result. It’s vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.”

“Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.”

“Time, as far as my father was concerned, was a gift you gave to other people.”

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”