Oprah Winfrey is one of the most celebrated women in our time, and maybe the most influential woman to date. She is known as the “Queen of Media” and is now the richest woman in the world. Oprah is the host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which is the number one talk show in its kind. She revolutionized the confession culture of communication in media, a method being followed by a lot of talk shows today. Her emotions-centered approach to problems presented to her in her show was greatly criticized, but despite that, she is still praised for what she has become and for the help she has given to a lot of people.
Like a lot of successful people, Oprah didn’t have the best childhood. She was born in poverty, molested in her teens, and started to work in a local evening news in Chicago. Her emotional approach to news lands her a better job, and from there she rose into fame. When her own show started in 1986, the field was still dominated by white males, and as a black woman, she faced countless criticism and racist remarks. But her hard work and determination to make a difference in this world is evident, and she has earned a place in history as one of the most powerful women of all time.
Her life and work is one of our team’s inspirations. We put up some of her quotes – her mindsets about life that got her to where she is now. We hope that as these inspire and motivate us in our work, you will, too, be inspired and motivated.
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
“I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.”
“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.'”
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”
“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not to love me.”
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to life you higher.”
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one your know you have for sure.”
“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”
“I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.”
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