From Boys to the Man: Obama Takes Questions From Young Minorities
Number one is work. It's a pretty simple concept. There is nothing worthwhile where it just falls in your lap. Maybe once in a while somebody wins the lottery, but for the most part, everything you do that’s worthwhile requires work. Number two is figure out what it is that you care about passionately, something that you think is important to you, because if nothing’s important to you, you’re not going to put in the work. And I’ve got a longer list, but here’s the third thing that’s pretty important. Understand that you will not achieve by yourself, which means that you’ve got to be able to invest in relationships with other people who you can learn from, who will support you, who you will support in turn.