Democrats had many incredible wins during the 2018 election cycle. There were also a few devastating losses—one of which was the very high-profile gubernatorial race in Georgia in which Republican Brian Kemp managed to cheat and steal votes away from Democrat Stacey Abrams in order to become the winner.
For her part, Abrams never conceded the race. She ended her bid for governor ten days after Election Day, all the while acknowledging that, while Kemp would be technically certified as the winner, he also cheated and enters the governor’s mansion under of a cloud of suspicion. Though she won’t be Georgia’s governor in 2019, Abrams ran a fantastic race and vows not to go anywhere. She recently confirmed that she plans to run again, though she is still formulating plans for her next move.
In a TED Talk this month, Abrams reflected on lessons learned after two years on the campaign trail. In the talk, she specifically explores three important questions that anyone should ask themselves about everything they do: What do I want? Why do I want it? And how do I get it? She answers these questions for herself, and also addresses the common obstacles that tend to get in our way.
Abrams, as always, is engaging and both practical and hopeful as she shares her wisdom with the audience. And she gives a simple piece of advice for those who want to change the world: “Be aggressive about your ambition.”
In case you missed it (or you saw it but want to view it again because it’s really that good), here it is:
Stacey Abrams is a phenomenal human being and public servant. We are so lucky that she’s not going anywhere!
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