This morning, I was remembering Obama’s Commencement Address in 2012, which was delivered on Mother’s Day and I would like to share the inspiration and motivation with you!
The focus of the Commencement Address is on the role of women in public life. My take away, which are Obama’s 3-key points:-
Don't just get involved - fight for a seat at the head of the table
Never underestimate the power of your example
3P - Perseverance, Persistence and Patience
I particularly gravitated to the 3Ps – how much of the 3Ps do we allow into our daily lives? Are you allowing small victories to help you win bigger and more significant victories? This is what you would call Perseverance.
How many of you got up this morning and said that “I am not going to QUIT”? You choose not to soak in self-pity but the determination to make a difference to your day, your life, your family, and your close friends around you. You are here because of others who have persisted through their lives. This is what you would call Persistence.
Is making your mark easy? Are results evident immediately? When would we realize the benefits of our efforts? This is what you would call Patience.
How do you plan to use the 3Ps to enlighten your Tuesday?