New Obama Memoir Reveals Powerful Tales of Optimism and Confidence

The 44th U.S. President deftly recounts his challenging first term

Deante L. Young

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President Barack Obama
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For all of the pomp and circumstance of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election, the man himself endured an unbelievably challenging two years leading up to the huge event.

In his new memoir, A Promised Land, the 44th U.S. president details a home life divided by his relentless political ambitions, and a campaign wrought with uncertainty and conflict.

In the end, I couldn’t help but notice Obama’s steely grit fueled by optimism and a growing self confidence which we all can learn from.

I don’t give a damn what your political beliefs are; the lessons from the 2007–08 presidential campaign will be a game changer to those of us who put them into practice.

First off, Obama had been a successful senator in his home state of Illinois. Sometime after the 2006 midterms, speculation that he might run for president in 2008 grew substantially.

Naturally, he denied that he may have been considering such a lofty undertaking to his constituents. Deep down, the idea had become more appealing to him. His wife, not so much.

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Deante L. Young

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