“Becoming Documentary”: Success is Only Meaningful and Enjoyable if it Feels Like Your Own

By Onlyformyladies
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Becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.

Michelle Obama

I went to Princeton University to see with my own eyes what were the things I wasn’t up to“.

The keys to the success of Michelle Obama, born Robinson in Chicago in the 1960s, are all in this sentence she pronounces during the documentary “Becoming“.

I went to Princeton University to see with my own eyes what were the things I wasn’t up to“.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Robinson Obama, born in the 1960s in Chicago, pronounced this sentence during the documentary “Becoming”.

Becoming - Michelle Obama

She’s a model for many women.

The former First Lady is an example of how stubborn determination is an indispensable condition to find one’s place in the world; how the consideration one has of oneself and one’s roots is fundamental in order not to get sucked into the eddy of history.

I have never felt invisible“: the space for a woman who comes from the black working class does not fall from above.

That space must be taken: through study and trust in one’s personal story. You need to know who you are to know where to go.

Self-awareness, allows a woman of whatever skin colour to be an appendage to a man’s dreams. “I understood that my happiness does not depend on my ability to make myself happy,” says Michelle Obama.

The birth of her two daughters, Malia Ann and Sasha meant the need to review my aspirations, and it did not translate into considering the meaning of my being.

Come from afar and the more reliable it is, the higher the chances it will lead up.

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