Monday Motivation: Work Hard, Take Responsibility, Fulfill Dreams

We’re in election mode with election day being only a few weeks away.

Today I stumbled upon an interview by Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine, with Pres. Barack Obama. The article focuses on women’s issues, which makes sense since it’s target audience is women. However, I highly encourage you to check it out, which you can do here.

Cindi Leive interviews President Obama
Source: Glamour Magazine

In the interview, Obama said, “I’m not going to be satisfied until every young person who is willing to work hard and take responsibility can fulfill their dreams.”

This quote jumped out at me not only because it’s the foundation of the American dream, but also because, in times of high unemployment and countless employment rejections, it’s easy to take the pessimistic way out. It’s easy to blame the forces outside of your control, and sometimes they are to blame. But that shouldn’t stop you from fulfilling your dreams. And what’s more, that shouldn’t stop you from working hard.

Rejection builds character. So, remember, work hard, take responsibility for yourself and you’ll find your passion and fulfill your dreams. One day. One day, your hard work will pay off.

Please Note: This is not an endorsement of one candidate and does not intend to be. This post aims to share the fundamental principles of the American dream.


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