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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Success isn’t about how your life looks to others; it’s about how it feels to you.

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Michelle Obama

In a 2012 commencement speech at Oregon State University, Michelle Obama shared several unforgettable nuggets of wisdom, one of which was that true success is measured not by external appearances, but rather by our own internal sense of fulfillment. Of course, in a world of constant comparison, that’s easier said than done. But the then-First Lady offered a tip on how to find the “right” kind of success: by reflecting on what it is that truly sparks our joy and pursuing that authentically. “You will never be happy plodding through someone else’s idea of success,” she said. “Success is only meaningful — and enjoyable — if it feels like your own.”

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