[At the Gentry] Update Audio and Video: Michelle Obama Tells MLK Grads ‘Put Yourself In A Position Where You Might Fail’

First Lady Michelle Obama attends the Spelman College commencement at Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Ga., May 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

“So often failure is the key to success for so many great people. Take Steve Jobs who was fired from Apple early in his career. Now his iPods and iPads and iPhones have revolutionized the entire world. Oprah was demoted from her first job as a news anchor. Now she doesn’t even need a last name. And then there’s this guy Barack Obama who lost – I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures – but he lost his first race for congress, and now he gets to call himself my husband.”

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