16 LIFE LESSONS FROM EMMANUEL MACRON, YOUNGEST PRESIDENT OF FRANCE

lessons from emmanuel macron
Emmanuel Macron is the 39-year-old former banker who became the youngest president France has ever had, upending tradition that has usually seen voters favor experience in their powerful presidents.
We could learn some lessons from Emmanuel Macron on how to change the norm in our favor.

16 LIFE LESSONS FROM EMMANUEL MACRON

1. Have giant thoughts from the get-go.

My key message is to be innovative, be ambitious; think global and big on day one.
– Emmanuel Macron –

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2. No matter what others say, your actions will speak for you.

I come all wreathed in a reputation the press has made for me. Judge me on my actions. That’s all that counts.
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3.  People will resist change, but it has to be done

I realized how much the system did not want to change.
– Emmanuel Macron –

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4. Doing things the same way is the killer.

The status quo leads to self-destruction.
– Emmanuel Macron –

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5. Aim to act and be understood.

Popularity isn’t my compass. Unless it can help one to act, to be understood… that’s what counts. – Emmanuel Macron –

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6. Attack problems from the root.

We can’t fix the real problems if we only cauterize and don’t treat the roots of evil.
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7. Speak the truth no matter what.

I push reforms. I tell the truth to people, even when it’s tough for the country.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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8. Don’t chase stardom

I’m not a movie star, and I don’t want to become a movie star.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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9. Or Popularity

Popularity isn’t an objective in itself. I’m not in this game.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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10. Keep going till you get desired results.

I kept trying, proposing, pushing… If you want to succeed, you cannot leave work half done….
– Emmanuel Macron –
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11. Always stay Fresh.

I am a newcomer. I want to remain a newcomer. That is my DNA.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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12. Don’t sacrifice freedom for luxury.

I don’t have luxurious tastes or great needs, but my independence is worth a lot to me.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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13. Put in the work to get what you want.

The best way to afford a suit is to work.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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14. Aim higher.

We need people who dream impossible things, who maybe fail, sometimes succeed, but in any case who have that ambition.
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15. Dare to take risks

Believe in individual initiatives, in courage, in risk.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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16. Be the change that is needed.

I have a vision of my country, and I cannot sit and watch things pass by.
– Emmanuel Macron –
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Which of these lessons do you think is the most important? Drop your comments below.
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Orode

Tank driving, cheeky amazon from Warri Kingdom. Copywriter by day, blogger by night, foodie round the clock.

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8 Responses

  1. Stella says:

    Isokay o. Before we start hyping him, let’s be sure he will deliver o

  2. Dr Dotman says:

    Nice post and thanks for putting the points on a page and not that we have to click 16 times to read the 16 points like other bloggers do. I feel so motivated by him that I feel I can’t wait any longer. So ambitious to move this country forward. Greater Nigeria is not impossible. Nigeria is waiting for you and I.

    • Orode says:

      Yes o! A greater Nigeria is definitely possible. We the young people just have to keep fighting for it.
      Thanks for the feedback on the blog. I hate clicking many links too. lol.

  3. Bar Baric says:

    Winning is one thing, delivering on promises is another. Let’s give him a year or two to see how things pan out, before we start trying to be like him, or learning lessons from him.

    Meanwhile are you coming to the Lagos Political Youth Meeting? 😒

    • Orode says:

      True point. Let’s hope we don’t have to do an “How not to fail on your promises” post in a year or two.
      He will definitely make some mistakes, he is human. But we hope his good actions are significant enough to overshadow every other thing.

      As for the meeting, If I can come with my laptop and be working in a corner, no p. lol.

  4. Thanks very interesting blog!

  5. Hey very nice blog!

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