The #ObamaFarewell had sent me into an overdrive and a hangover. I barely watched the inauguration ceremony and quietly moved to YouTube to watch the past videos of Michelle & Barrack Obama.
I may not be directly affected by their departure and they have really not gone but still, I felt the loss. It was not that they were doing something extraordinary but how they conducted themselves that mattered.
I am a firm believer of ‘actions speak louder than words’ so they impressed me on multiple levels. What they spoke that is what they emulated. Each of us has a reason for what we do, our incentive. This quote got me thinking or rather I was thinking about the Obamas and this thought connected. What was the driving force for them, their ‘incentive’ according to – Nikita Khrushchev who said, “Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder.”
I think that they are good human beings and that drives them to be better, do better. Their natural instinct is to do things to the best of their abilities. Set standards and follow them through. Lead by example is what best defines them.
I have been a fan from day one and will continue to be so. My only dilemma? Who do I like more, Michelle or Barack? I think Michelle for she strikes a fine balance but then I am biased. 😀
I don’t need to list their positives here since the world already knows but I would love to hear your point of view about the ‘incentive’ that kept Obama’s setting such exemplary standards for all.
What do you think?
What motivates them?
What are their incentives?
Do you idolize them just like I do?