I was just 9 months old when Oprah did her first broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Yup, I have no memory of the world without Oprah. I remember thinking as a kid, “I have got to be on this show one day!” I guess I didn’t make it onto the show but I trust our paths will cross eventually. No matter what you think of this woman, the business and the brand she has built is nothing short of remarkable. There is simply no denying her power and place in the history books.
These are the powerful lessons we’ve learned with Oprah that she addressed on the emotional finale:
Everybody has a calling
“Every day I stood here I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be.”
It’s never too late to start following your passion. If you don’t like the life you’re living now, change it. Big changes -even small changes -are not always easy but it’s worth it when you know you’re fulfilling a greater purpose.
Nobody but you is responsible for your life
“You are responsible for the energy you create for yourself and for the energy you bring to others.”
When I wake up in the morning I set a daily intention and do a quiet meditation to create a positive energy around my day. This routine has changed my life and I am 100% committed to bringing positive energy into other people’s lives through this blog and my other platforms. What kind of energy are you creating?
You are worthy
“Your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough.”
We are all guilty of self-sabotage sometimes. Us women can be especially hard on ourselves and think we are not skinny enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not _______ (you fill in the blank). I love that Oprah said she learned that every single person on the planet is worthy of love, happiness, and purpose. Note to self: Add “You are worthy” to daily mantras.
Be still and listen
“Your life is speaking to you. What is it saying to you?”
This was my last Oprah “aha” moment. We can get so caught up in our busy lives and all the noise around us that we don’t stop to listen enough throughout the day. And sometimes when my life is speaking to me I just ignore it and carry on even though I know that voice will just get louder. So tomorrow morning I’m going to do something to honor a “whisper” I’ve been ignoring.
Oprah Winfrey is the epitome of “taking on the world” and for that we say thank you Oprah for inspiring us to look within, climb higher and dream bigger. Have you learned any lessons from Oprah or have a memorable “aha” moment? We’d love to hear from you!