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Oprah Winfrey – 9 Life Lessons I’ve Drawn From Her.


Oprah Diya SelvaWho hasn’t heard of Oprah Winfrey, a household name all over the world? I never paid much attention to her until I sat down and heard her speak in a few interviews.

Although this multi-billion dollar success legend is self made, money doesn’t motivate her and she spends fortunes on charity and social work.

From her philanthropic efforts to the inspirational and educational nature of her TV shows, Oprah seems to be all about two things: One is living a great life for yourself and the other is making a difference in the world


I listened to many more of her podcasts and took home a few lessons for my own life which I’d like to share with y’all.

1. We are all seeking the same things.

Whatever your background is, whatever your motivation is, whatever talents you pursue, with different skills, dreams and goals, everyone looks for the same thing. Everybody wants to fulfil the highest, purest, truest expression of yourself as a human being.


2. Understand the right next move.

Stop thinking of a 100-item to-do list which is only going to be overwhelming. You know your life is bigger than that right next thing. Don’t believe in what others think is a failure to you, because thoughts of failure will only take you to a different The way through any challenge is to get still for a moment and ask yourself “what’s the right next move?” and once you find it, take it and think of the next right move and then the right next move and the next and the next..


3. Find your purpose and serve it.

Believe it or not, the vision that Oprah’s grandmother had for her was to live the life of a household maid who scrubbed floors and hung out laundry in the backyard. Oprah knew she had a different purpose in life. In her own words, “Work on yourself. Figure out where your power base is. Work on the alignment of your personality with the real reason why you are here. I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.”


4. You are what you believe.

That is the fundamental key to success. If you say you want to be the great entrepreneur but you are always thinking of the glass ceiling that is limiting you, your belief is stronger about the glass ceiling that will hold you from being that great entrepreneur.


5. Live in the NOW

The best thing you can do is to be here and be now. Living in the past serve you and living in the future gives you anxiety because future is unseen.


6. Anything is possible

Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe. There is a power greater than us that rules our lives. In life, if we can be still long enough in all our endeavours to connect ourselves to the Source, and allow the energy that is your personality, your life force connected to the greater force, anything is possible.


7. Master your craft.

Become so skilled, so vigilant and so flatly fantastic that your talent cannot be dismissed. Stop comparing yourself to other people. You are only on this planet to be you, not someone’s imitation.


8. You are responsible for your life.

If you are sitting around waiting for someone to come along and fix you, save you, help you, you are wasting your time. Because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward and the sooner you find that out, the sooner your life will move forward. What matters is now, this moment and your willingness to see this moment for what it is, to forget the past, take responsibilities and move forward.


9. Listen to the universe.

The universe speaks to us always, first in whispers. And a whisper usually in your life feels like very soft and subtle, like little thoughts that go, “hmm, that doesn’t feel right”, or “oh, I shouldn’t do this”. If you don’t pay attention to that and carry on in neglect, it gets louder. And louder and louder until it hits you hard and you are numb with pain. So when the universe starts talking to you, be still for a while and catch it when it is still in the whispers.

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