WASHINGTON -- Failure is OK, but continuing to work hard is more important, Michelle Obama said Friday.
That was the message the first lady delivered to students at an elementary school where the arts are being used to help boost student performance. The school is located in Anacostia, one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.
Mrs. Obama said failure was not an impediment for her and shouldn't be for them.
She also encouraged the students to "try new things and not be afraid to fail, because we have all failed."