Michelle Obama takes us through time into her fascinating world in her memoir Becoming. Every stage of her journey had a lesson or two to offer and in the end I recorded 40 lessons in total. Below I have highlighted my ten key lessons learned (including some quotes extracted from the book) from a glimpse of her life as Miss Robinson and later, Mrs Obama.
The final lesson is found in this excerpt from the last paragraph of the epilogue.
“And here is what I have to say finally: Let’s invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”Obama, M. (2018), Becoming, Great Britain: Viking (Penguin Books)