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Oprah Winfrey is the definition of the American Dream. Coming from the deep south and dealing with all kinds of abuse, Oprah started off as a teacher. After teaching she recognized her calling passion for media and entertainment but was soon fired from her first job as a news reporter. Oprah was told she didn’t have ‘the look’ and wouldn’t be able to ‘connect with viewers’. A few decades later Oprah is a media mogul and an international icon for hope and success and uses her TV shows and network to spread similar messages. It is our honor to share with you these truly insightful Oprah Winfrey quotes. Enjoy!
Oprah Winfrey Quotes about Success, Self Esteem, and Self Love
1.) “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Turn your mess into a message. Don’t let your pain be in vain. Do something positive with it!
2.) “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Be patient. Have an order. Prioritize. Focus on what you want, now. Plan for what you want later.
3.) “If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.” ― Oprah Winfrey
All you can do is be yourself, that is the only thing you can control. Focus on that.
4.) “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ”― Oprah Winfrey
Embrace your uniqueness. You are different, your gift is special – own it and unapologetically share it with the world.
5.) “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”― Oprah Winfrey
You know you reached a high level of integrity when you don’t even care if people know or not. You just do it.
6.) “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Never become too busy or too preoccupied to celebrate everything you have done, all that you have and all that you are!
7.) “One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” ― Oprah Winfrey
You can’t keep all of them. You can’t make everyone happy.
8.) “You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” ― Oprah Winfrey
There is nothing more influential than your thoughts.
9.) “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Love yourself and all the world to love you too!
10.) “Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.” ― Oprah Winfrey
A true sign of confidence is when you are able to break away from he crowd, regardless of what others say or think.
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11.) “Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Become extremely intentional with everything that you do. Be fully on purpose. Make sure everything you do supports who you are and who you want to be.
12.) “It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Enjoy your journey. So when people ask you, how did you do it, you have a great story to tell.
13.) “Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Stress comes from thinking that things should have been different. But they have worked out this way for a reason. ALL you can do is keep moving forward.
14.) “You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself.” ― Oprah Winfrey
YES! YES! And YES!
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15.) “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” ― Oprah Winfrey
Everything that we go through gives us a new perspective, information, and insight. Embrace all of it.
16.) “I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoy the process.”
There is no failure, only feedback. Everything is either what you want, or what you don’t want. But failure is not real.
17.) “When people show you who they are … believe them!”
Trust your intuition. People are more transparent than you might think.
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18.) “Dogs are my favorite role models. I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon. I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh. The fact that we still live with dogs, even when we don’t have to herd or hunt our dinner, gives me hope for humans and canines alike.” ― Oprah Winfrey
19.) “Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.” ― Oprah Winfrey
20.) “Mr. Right is coming, but he’s in Africa and he’s walking.” ― Oprah Winfrey
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21.) “It all boils down to one thing…it is your ‘relationship’ to the source, and that relationship to that which we call God, or don’t call God, or don’t even know…is God.
It is ALL that really matters…when you surrender, and stop resisting, and stop trying to change that which you cannot change, but be in the moment, be fully open to the blessings you have already received, and those that are yet to come to you, and stand in that space of gratitude, and honor, and claim that for yourself, and look at where you are, and how far you have come, and what you’ve gotten, and what you’ve accomplished, and who you are.
When you can claim ‘that’, and see that, the literal vibration of your life will change. The vibration of your life will change.” ― Oprah Winfrey
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