Oprah Winfrey Quotes on Success & Spirit – Image Credit: Oprah.comSpirituality Success & Wisdom from one of the greatest ever human beings: Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey, one of the rare personalities in today’s world who has inspired thousands of people through her talk shows, is known and loved internationally for the topics of discussion and causes she chooses to promote on her show. Instead of following suit with other talk shows and discussing celebrity scandals, she chose to discuss issues that helped people all around the world.
She is honest, unique and a rare individual and people love her for her honesty and the fact that she dares to stand up for what she believes in. She is truly one of the most successful people today, not only in terms of her worth but also by how she is adored and idolised everywhere. This is what true success is all about. Although throughout her career, she has shared many insightful quotes with us, here are 5 of these jewels that have touched us the most:
Quotes by Oprah Winfrey:
1. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
Truly many of us have become lost in this pursuit of wealth and luxury that we have kept pursuing one opportunity after another without ever thinking if this is what we want in life. Will money really bring happiness or is true happiness in spending every day of our lives involved in activities that we truly enjoy? More people should pursue what truly ignites their passion and then they will discover how life changes when one focuses on what excites them.
2. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
We have attitudes that are astoundingly negative. We focus on all that is wrong in our lives as well as all that is wrong in everyone else. We never pause for a moment to look at all that is right in our lives and to feel gratitude for that. This attitude is one of the main reasons that make everyone feel unhappy and unsatisfied with their lives. One can discover how beautiful life can be if we start focusing on all that is right with our lives and how fortunate we are. After all, anything we achieve in this life would be pointless if it didn’t bring us any happiness.
3. “Be thankful for what you have. You’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
We find a new desire, a new wish or a new object that we want and for the next few days, week or even months, all we can think of is the lack of that one thing in our lives. We spend all our efforts in attaining that one thing and as soon as we have it, it keeps us occupied for a week at most before we are off in pursuit of a different desire. If we keep chasing empty wishes, we will end up owning everything in the world other than our own satisfaction. By learning to be satisfied with what we have, we will be delighted when we have more.
4. “What I know for sure is that if you want success, you can’t make success your goal. The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work towards being significant, and the success will naturally follow.”
By focusing on pursuing what makes us happy, the pursuit of happiness will make us successful as without doubt, no amount of money or anything outside of one can make you happy, if you cannot find a reason to be happy that comes from within. After all, the true meaning of success is different for everyone and only you can decide if you are successful or not.
5. “I’ve talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show, and all 30,000 had one thing in common: they all wanted validation. They want to know, do you hear me? Do you see me? Does what I say mean anything to you?”
One of the deepest desires of mankind is to be important, to be significant, and to simply mean something to those around themselves. Truly, many people find true joy when they gain attention and importance from the people that surround them. This desire to belong and be significant cannot be ignored as any riches that come without validation will not make one happy. This is also so important for anyone seeking success in any field: Add value, make others feel important and you will find success, peace and fulfilment.
Oprah Winfrey is one of our all time favourite human beings. No one can deny Oprah has changed millions of lives worldwide, and positively impacted many people across the globe.
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