Five Autobiographical Audio Memoirs to Listen to for Inspiration

I would not try to narrate these books to you because you can go on audible or perhaps even wiki and get the gist of them. However, one by one, I’ll say what I learnt and appreciated from reading bits and pieces of their lives. 

‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

    • “Failure is a feeling long before it is an actual result”
    • Sometimes you just have to stop thinking about what others will think of you and live your life.
    • No one’s life is perfect. Sometimes, you have to make sacrifices for the people you love.  

‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah

    • Sometimes in life, you just have to distance yourself from the things and people that adversely impact your life.
    • Certain things in life are just meant to be and certain circumstances (which seems unbearable right now) can sometimes be the recipe to your success.
    • It’s ok if you don’t fit in now, because someday you’ll find your niche.

‘The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl’ by Issa Rae

  • Creating your own opportunities when it seems like no one will is integral to your success.
  • Better to try and fail than to wonder ‘what if’. If you want to do it, do it – reach out and be ok with rejections because at least you tried.
  • You’re not the only one with messed up thoughts and self-esteem issues.   

‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’ by Gabrielle Union

  • Changing your perception of a bad event, and taking hold of your tragedies is a strength that will be an inspiration to others going through something similar.
  • At some point in our life, we have all judged others due to our narrow mindset. What’s important is to recognize our wrong, be apologetic, and change our ways.

‘The Last Black Unicorn’ by Tiffany Haddish

  • You have to be able to rise like a phoenix everytime life serves you a rotten dish or makes you question your existence
  • Sometimes, you just have to follow your dreams because that’s where you’ll find your happiness.

P.S. The glamours in life do not necessarily come without its challenges. No one is immune to challenges. Success is a process, not acquired overnight but cultivated for years.

By Daniella D.

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