Here are five inspiring life lessons from Oprah Winfrey, one of the most famous television personalities of all time. Her legendary talk show has won several awards and changed the lives of millions of people, all over the world.
1. Excellence has no race or religion
Oprah came from very humble origins, but she learned that the trick to overcoming racism, sexism, and prejudice was simply to do her best and reap the well-earned benefits. One of those benefits was to know that if she chased excellence, people would begin to judge her for her work, not by the color of her skin.
2. Do not let others judge you
The moment you stop paying attention to what people think of you, things start looking up. You will feel better about yourself, and you will strive to achieve more in your life without worrying about how others will judge you.
3. It is all about Attitude
If you breed negativity in your life, always taking every failure too heavily to feel motivated to push on, you will get nowhere. If you cultivate positivity in your attitude and believe that you have the strength and capability to move on, you will indeed be able to overcome and learn from your failures.
4. Live in the Moment
The secret to life may just be that you must learn to live in the moment. Always stay aware of the blessing that is the present, and learn to forget the past and do the best you can right now so that you can shape your future.
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5. You alone are responsible for your life
Oprah could have blamed her parents for the poverty of her early life, and when she was older she could have blamed the government and the society for the lack of opportunities. Instead, she worked as hard as possible to become someone worthy, significant, and influential.
The result is there for us all to see and learn from, Oprah is now considered one of the most popular, influential, and loved celebrity in the World. Oprah is now helping others with the money, success, experience and influential power that she now has at her disposal.