Legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey has many secrets about life that she regularly shares with her fans and viewers. Over the decades in the entertainment industry, she has touched millions of lives and helped countless people find love, happiness, health, success, wealth, and much more.
Following are seven lessons that she wants everyone to learn as soon as possible, in order to have a more fulfilled life and fewer worries.
1. All of us share the same role in pain and suffering
Show business taught me there one and the same role that is common to everyone’s pain and suffering, which is worthlessness. The feeling we are not worthy of life we are made for is hard.
2. We are each other’s best teachers
Something inside me is tied to each one of you, and therefore I see myself in you and you see yourselves in me. I became your surrogate who asks questions, gives answers, teaches, grows, broadens my thinking, reassesses my believes and the ways I view life. I listened and I grew, and I know you have grown with me.
3. Every one of us has to find their own life calling
Everyone has his or her own specific call and it is your job in life to find out what it is and start doing it. Every time I had a person on the stage who succeeded in something, they talked about the work they do and the joy they get from doing it. They knew they were meant to do it.
4. Your call will make you live your life to the fullest
Your call in life will enlighten you and make you realize you are right where you are supposed to be, doing what you are supposed to do. It is what I wish for everyone and what I hope you will take away with you from this show. That your heart guides you through life. You have to earn a living, I get it, but you also have to know what makes your light burn bright so that you can give light to the world around you.
5. We all have a platform from which we can influence the world
It may be only 20 or 30-40 people, your family, friends and neighbors, school friends, colleagues, but it is still something. No matter where you are, that is your platform, your stage, your area of effect. That is your talk show and where your power lies. You can show people who you really are every day, you speak for yourself. People will listen if you have something to give them.
6. Everyone needs recognition from others
I talked to more than 30.000 people on the show and all of them had one thing in common. They all wanted to be recognized by others. They wanted to know if someone can see them, hear them, and does it matter to them what they have to offer.
7. Endings bring new beginnings
There is time for everything, and our collective time on this platform is nearing its end. I do not see the end there however, but an incredible new beginning. One chapter is over, but another one is starting for us all.
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