10 Life Lessons From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

It’s not easy being a woman—especially in the workplace. Historically, women have been underrepresented in positions of power and leadership. Luckily, there are strong women in every industry who are breaking the glass ceiling and paving the path for future female leaders. So much so that, women-owned businesses in the United States has increased by 68 percent.

Women have also made history recently within our government. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is leading the pack in this respect, as the youngest woman to be elected into Congress. What’s even more impressive is her ability and fearlessness to challenge the status quo. She’s not afraid to fight for what she believes in if it helps leave the world a better place. 

She’s both authentic and honest, all the while not forgetting where she comes from, which is why so many people look up to her. Just through her everyday actions, the issues and people she represents, there are 10 life lessons we can all gather from Alexandria. 

Lessons on being a powerful woman

Being a powerful woman doesn’t always mean putting yourself first. Alexandria makes it a point to represent the underrepresented. She’s said, “My job is to put other people’s needs before my own, not the other way around.”

She also strives to leave the world a better place, “Our goal is to leave no person behind as we venture into a secure and better future.”

Lessons on being relatable

Even after being elected into Congress, Alexandria never strays from her background and remains as humble as ever. She had made a name for herself through the policies and legislation she stands for. 

We’re also reminded that it’s okay to ask for help and no one’s perfect. “I keep things raw and honest…I believe public servants do a disservice to our communities by pretending to be perfect. It makes things harder for others who aspire to run someday if they think they have to be superhuman before they even try.”

Lessons on being confident

Confidence comes from within. When you’re comfortable in your own skin, confident and authentically yourself, you can more easily fight for what you believe in. AOC promotes this, “Rule number one is to be authentic, be yourself. Don’t try to be anyone that you’re not.” She makes it look easy by going up against positions of power.

Alexandria is no stranger to taking discomfort and turning it into a learning experience. “I’ve used fear as a guiding light instead of a reason to turn off…Fear tells us how to grow. Fear, like a lot of discomfort, forces us to choose: ‘Do I do this, or not?’”

As a true role model and public servant, Alexandria has taught us what it truly means to be a powerful woman. From being authentically yourself to sticking up for what’s right, Hola gathered 10 life lessons from AOC that are sure to inspire you to be the best version of yourself. 

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