Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Oprah Winfrey - 5 Lessons You Taught Me


Ohayo!
Before I begin this post I want to share an amazing story & lesson I recently read on one of my favorite blogs>> The Positive Mom by Elayna Fernandez
I love reading her posts, it's always filled with such brilliant quality content.

– “Dad, look the trees are going behind us!”
Dad smiled.
A young couple sitting nearby, looked at the young man’s childish behavior with pity.
Suddenly, he again exclaimed:
– “Dad, look! The clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man:
-“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The old man smiled and said:
-“I did. We are just coming from the hospital. My son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today!

“Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.”


Oprah Winfrey - 5 Lessons You Taught Me

5. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” 

Turn your mess into a message. Don’t let your pain be in vain. Do something positive with it!

4. "The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free."

Letting go of fear is probably one of the most challenging things to do and it is a daily battle, not a once off sprint. But once you do, the feeling is unimaginable. You become unshackled to go out and achieve.

3. “Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”

This is such a brilliant lesson and definitely one of my favorite quotes by her. Books are absolutely the greatest thing man has ever invented in my opinion. They have power like no other. To reach worlds and cultures you never thought possible.

2. “Surround yourself only with people that are going to take you higher.”

It was only until last year that this lesson ever entered my mind. I began to value the people in my life that were as motivated or more motivated than I. They are the ones that support your journey, selflessly and passionately. They lift others up. 


1. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ”

Such a profound and meaningful lesson, how could I not share it?
A lesson, that if we truly let it, could change SO much for us. 

Embrace your uniqueness. You are different, your gift is special – own it and unapologetically share it with the world.

Oprah and her talk show has taught me so much over the many years of viewing that it's beyond tough to pick just five lessons. Quite possibly soon, I might have to do a top ten on the shows that changed my perspective on life. She's had such incredible and larger than life guests on her show, guests who've the touched the heart of the world many times over.
These are the 5 lessons I've found most applicable in the sense of self-improvement & wisdom.
 
Here's some fun :-) I just had to include this. It's ICONIC, no?



Too often do we settle for less when More becomes exceedingly unavailable.

Believe in More.


~Be Kind to One Another~ Ellen Degeneres

23 comments:

  1. This is extremely inspirational!! Love this post! Oprah always had amazing messages of motivation

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  2. Amazing quotes from an amazing woman, her words have so much power

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  3. She is such a wonderful human being. I love her so much!

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  4. I love all these quotes from Oprah. So much wisdom and honesty.

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  5. She really has said some profound things. I know I've had some a-ha moments from watching her through the years.

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  6. Such a great quotes Thanks for making me inspired

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  7. Oprah will always be an inspiration to many especially the women! She has such great wisdom. She will always be one of the people I look up to the most.

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  8. Great words of wisdom. Yes surround yourself with people that will take you higher

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  9. I love Oprah!! These are great lessons that she has shared with the world.

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  10. Opera is so awesome! I've been watching her for years. I love watching Super Soul Sunday :)

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  11. This is really an inspiring post. Thanks for spreading this

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  12. I wish I was in that audience to get a new car. ;) I like Oprah. I agree with her too, that books are a great way to live outside of yourself.

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  13. I love Oprah! I have been a huge fan of hers for several years. She has done so much for so many people. I really think she is one of the better people in the world.

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  14. I definitely believe in surrounding yourself with people who are positive…negative energy is just as powerful. I love how she promotes books…reading has allowed me to explore and discover the unimaginable.

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  15. A great post, Alfonzo, of a brilliant lady! I think my favourite is no 2, we so often have toxic friends that spend so much of their time bringing you down, and we don't even realise it!

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  16. I love Oprah too! I have tried to implement so much of her words of wisdom into my day to day life.

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  17. I have always loved Oprah and her stellar advice. I especially love turn your wounds into wisdom. It is a wonderful way of taking something negative and learning from it and becoming empowered

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  18. Oprah sure has shared some words of wisdom over the years! I used to love watching her show with my mom :)

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  19. Love these quotes by Oprah, especially this one “Surround yourself only with people that are going to take you higher.” Life is too short to spend it with people who don't make you happy and steals your joy

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  20. I have loved Oprah forever. She is so inspirational. I miss her daily show, but love Super Soul Sunday. Every book she recommends is phenomenal! #2 on your list is very important. Can't have toxic people around and expect to to be happy. It doesn't work. Glad you realize that, too!

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  21. I love her, she is so inspiring and gives so many people hope that you can truly do anything you want. I love this list and found myself shaking my hand thinking man, I need to read this daily!

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  22. Oprah's words are indeed very encouraging. Love everything and I hope to live by them everyday.

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