Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Barack Obama: 5 Lessons You Taught Me


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This post has been a long long time coming, in fact when I started blogging in April 2016, I promised that I would do a post on Barack Obama. Now with the Medal of Freedom Ceremony & Trump being elected as the 45th US President. It feels only fair I feature my favorite President of all.

I know, I know Bold statement. Well I'm a pretty bold guy.

"But how can you say that when there have been so many Greats before him?"~ You may ask.
Some that fought wars, some that won wars, some that ended slavery, some that built economic hubs of prosperity. Well it's simple really, even in the face of all of that Barack Obama comes out ahead because he's been President within my life time and I got to experience his awesomeness as I grew up.
He's the first black president
His speeches are both uplifting and extraordinarily invigorating as opposed to every other politician I've ever heard talking...


Barack Hussein Obama II 

(US i/bəˈrɑːk hˈsn ˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office and the first president born outside the continental United States. In foreign policy, Obama ended U.S. military involvement in the Iraq War





5 Lessons Barack Obama Taught Me



5. Pusha, Pressa, Phanda!

"The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on."~Barack Obama

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."~Barack Obama

If you read my post from Monday:

How to OverCome Self-Doubt: A New Perspective to 6 Tips

Then Barack certainly testifies to it today. The ONLY way through is... Through! Action causes reaction. If you're down and out, miserable and stressed, sad and lonely~ Just get up and get moving. Do something, anything to keep yourself moving forward. 


4. Equality for All

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal, as well.”~Barack Obama

Welcome to the 21st Century everyone.
What society finds acceptable is constantly changing and reshaping. By that I mean decades ago, free black men were almost unheard of and slavery ran rampant. NOW, slavery is unacceptable and free black men are everywhere. Do you see what I mean? What is Right will always be Right. Whether now or 20 years from now.

Another perspective is that kids are our future, they are entirely the immense potential our species has. So in saying that, why would we teach them anything else but that Everyone is Equal. In every which way that matters. Race, skin color, sexual orientation, culture.


3. Destiny's Child

"Our destiny is not written for us but by us."~Barack Obama

"The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something."~Barack Obama

When we were younger & even now the people around us tend to Tell us at every corner what our destinies are. What we are meant to do with our lives. What's the best option for us.

Hobbledegoop! It's much easier for someone to judge your life than their own and I'm sure many of us are guilty of this too. Sometimes it just flows through us.

When in reality, No One and I mean NO ONE can chose your path but You.
If you read Barack's background you would never in a million years say that he would end up as president, in fact you'd probably laugh, hysterically. but just look at the guy now. Even though the commonality in society wouldn't even believe he could get a law degree let alone become president. We determine our destiny, end of story. 

2. Obama Out

''If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome.''~Barack Obama

“It’s like I was shot out of a cannon. I’m so overexposed that I make Paris Hilton look like a recluse.”~Barack Obama

Hahaha! Seriously there is No one on the planet that has been more original of a President than Barack Obama has!
I mean if you look back at the previous presidents, even Trump...they all have similiar characteristics you know... That serious face, all business no play. It's like they are all about the next mission...
And here this dude comes along and blows the benchmark right out the water!
Not only does he do the Superman pose which earns him my Superman fandom Salute!
The guy dances on the Ellen Degeneres show
Then at the Correspondents dinner he ends his speech with two words that No Doubt Broke the internet: "Obama Out"
and Literally Dropped the Mic!!!!
I am simply in awe of how amazing Obama is.

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President Obama Drops Microphone on Floor at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016
View the FULL SPEECH by clicking Here


Barack Obama Dancing On Ellen Show - 2007 Classic



1. YES We Can!

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."~Barack Obama

Probably one of the most powerful statements/quotes ever emblazoned across the world. So simple yet so overlooked and so incredibly clever of him. While every other presidential candidate kept telling the world how They would change things for the better.

The wise Obama-sensei instead talked about how WE can change things for the better. He knew the best successes are achieved by team work and in the support of others.

Because when we help others get what they want we automatically get what we want. 

"The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation's highest civilian honor - it's a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better. From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way."~Barack Obama


"Just keep swimming": An emotional Ellen DeGeneres held back tears as she stood next to President Obama and received the highest civilian honor given by The White House, the Medal of Freedom.

READ: Ellen Degeneres - 5 Lessons You Taught Me


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34 comments:

  1. Very great read! Thank you so much for sharing. It is nostalgic seeing a president leave office, especially when they have been in that position for 8 years!

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  2. Barack Obama is a wonderful human being. I really going to miss him and his wife.

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  3. Even though I'm Australian, he is also loved here dearly. It will be sad day when he leaves the Whitehouse. It was really lovely to read some snippets of his adored character, thank-you for putting this together

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  4. One thing that will always amaze me about him is his eloquence. I don't think I've ever seen another president that speaks as beautiully as he does

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  5. No doubt he's one of the best presidents this country has ever had and it pains me to see him do things for the last time before he completely ends his term. He's an amazing human being.

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  6. This is a super epic post you’ve written! He is a great human being, great leader and a truly inspiring person for so many! Love all these quotes, but my fav is "Our destiny is not written for us but by us.”

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  7. President Obama is definitely and interesting character. Not quite our typical president (all business like), but he brought some life back into the White House.

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  8. This is awesome!! There's so much to learn from this and retain. Great post!

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  9. Great post! It was fun to read and remember some things from the past.

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  10. He's such an inspiration. What I like is how strong he is as a president. There were a lot of times that people questioned his capabilities but he never faltered.

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  11. Great read! Some really good points here. I'll be sad when he leaves the office!

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  12. I can understand that he is your favourite president, a great man!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your lessons that you learned from Obama. I am glad that he was an inspiration for you.

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  14. Awesome post! I think that he was one of the best US presidents. I liked him and his family:)

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  15. Love your idea of taking important people and looking for the lessons you have learned from them! They can certainly teach us a great deal!

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  16. Yeah! Don't be afraid to say it because I am not. Barack Obama was my favorite president so far as well. But, who knows what will happen with the next. We just have to pray that the God above us will lead him to do the right thing and lead us in the right direction. Hope he does a good job!

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  17. Barack Obama is a wonderful human being and one of my favorite leader. He was one of the best US President's. Thanks for you sharing such inspirational post.

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  18. Good post. Thank you for sharing what you learned from him and his family. It is great to have someone that inspires you to be a better person.

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  19. Nice post. Barack Obama is a great president and he really fought for what's good. Just wish he had more support in gun control.

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  20. Barack Obama is such a great human being and one of the wonderful president whom I loved the most. Such an interesting character and one who mixes well with common man in my view. Surely he is an inspiration to many around the world!

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  21. Barack Obama is by far the best leader the world has ever seen. He is the perfect combination of charisma, uniqueness and talent- yes that was a Ru Paul quote- and I am sad that he is being preceded by a buffoon like Donald Trump.

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  22. He did have a lot to teach different people!! These are great things to learn from him!

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  23. He gave some pretty amazing speeches!

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  24. I loved his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. He's definitely a great speaker.

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  25. Such a wonderful read, I learned a lot about Barack!

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  26. Your post makes a nice read! He is an inspiration to millions and one of the most loving president of the United States!

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  27. Even though I'm based here in the UK, I've always been a huge fan of Obama and his family. Admire the way they have conducted themselves and all the wonderful work they have done.

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  28. Thanks for a great read! Barack and Micheal Obama are the loveliest presidential couple.

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  29. I love how both Barack and Michelle handled their time in the public light, and what I'm sure it taught their daughters. Both of them had to endure so much negativity and yet with class and dignity, they just kept their heads up and moved forward. And I also love how they're not afraid to have some fun.

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  30. It was always lovely seeing him and Michelle Obama on the TV. The couple looks great together.

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  31. I really enjoyed this post! I'm going to miss Obama so much, I'm devastated to see him leave. I totally agree with you that humility is one of his best traits. It's what made him charasmatic and likeable. 👍🏼

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  32. He did some great work! HE will definitely be missed come Janurary....

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  33. The whole world will miss Obama. He was one of the coolest Presidents a country could ever have. Obama maybe out soon, but he's always in.

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  34. I would have been interested to hear him and trump first conversation

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