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Oprah Gets it!

by Beth on May 26th, 2011

The final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired yesterday. Oprah spent the hour talking about what she has learned over the last 25 years from all of the people she has met along the way. It sounds to me like she has learned how to be happy! Her advice to the audience included many of the key strategies for staying positive.

Here are some excerpts from Oprah’s talk:

What I know from sure from this experience with you is that we are all called and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it. Every time we have seen a person on this stage who is a success in their life, they spoke of the joy and they spoke of the juice that they receive from doing what they knew they were meant to be doing . . . that is what a calling is, it lights you up and it lets you know that you are exactly where you are supposed to be doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.

And that is what I want for all of you and hope that you will take from this show; to live from the heart of yourself. You have to make a living, I understand that, but you also have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world . . .

What I want you to know as this show ends, each one of you has your own platform. Do not let the trappings here fool you. Mine is a stage in a studio. Yours is wherever you are, with your own reach, however small or however large that reach is . . . that is your talk show and that is where your power lies. In every way and everyday you are showing people exactly who you are. You are letting your life speak for you.

And when you do that you will receive in direct proportion to how you give . . . you can help somebody, you can listen, you can forgive, you can heal. You have the power to change somebody’s life . . .

My great wish for all of you is that you carry whatever you’re supposed to be doing, carry that forward and don’t waste any more time. Start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world.

Yep, Oprah definitely gets it!


From → Meaning, Well-being

  1. I love this advice from Oprah! So many career experts talk about how it’s not realistic to think that you can do what you love and profit. I beg to differ!

  2. Beth permalink

    I agree, Sarah. We are happier and more successful when we have the opportunity to do what we love. Thanks for commenting!

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