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40 Oprah Winfrey Quotes on Life, Love, and Purpose

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Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist. Oprah is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which has been ranked among the highest-rated program of its kind in history. Oprah has been dubbed the “Queen of All Media”. She is among the most influential people in the world alive today.
Here are 40 Oprah quotes on Life, Love, and Purpose:

1. Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now

2. When you don’t give yourself the time and care you need, your body rebels in the form of sickness and exhaustion

3. Be loving to yourself and others will see that love reciprocated. This rule works every time

4. The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you

5. I make sure to use my life for that which can be of goodwill. It has fortified me spiritually and emotionally

6. If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think
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What are You Believing?

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You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey

This statement is true yet so many of us pay little attention to our thoughts and what we believe in our minds. Little wonder so many unpleasant things are happening in and around us.

Folks, it’s time we took control of our lives. “You become what you believe.” Like it or not, it is true. If you believe you would never amount to anything great, you won’t. if you believe your skin colour has placed a ceiling on your career achievement, you will never reach the top of your career, if you believe you can’t be rich, you will remain poor, if you believe you are never qualified for the great things of life, guess what you will always be left out of the big opportunities.

On the other hand if you believe, you can do all things through the Spirit that works in you, you will definitely break records and do impossible things. If you believe that, in spite your poor family background, you are going to be successful in life, guess what you will be successful. Continue reading What are You Believing?

30 Great Motivational Quotes For This Month

We all need inspiration. There are times when it seems like our world is falling apart. When there’s no light to break up the dark times we face, and we can’t find our way home; to our dreams, goals, purpose. Let these words of men and women who’ve been through what we are going through and even worse, and overcame, push us to try one more time; to find a reason why we shouldn’t give up just yet.

Be inspired and motivated this month to live your greatest life with these motivational quotes:

1. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

2. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis

3. “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” – George S. Patton

4. “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.” – Zig Ziglar

5. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “Change is inevitable but personal growth is a choice.” ― Bob Proctor

7. “Doubt can only be removed by action.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

9. “The strongest warriors are these two…Time and patience.” – Leo Tolstoy

10. “Chance favours those in motion.” – James H. Austin

11. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

12. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high be bounces when he hits bottom.” – George S. Patton

13. “A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.” – James Allen

14. “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.” ― David J. Schwartz

15. “You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

16. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

17. “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” – W.M. Lewis

18. “Imitate until you emulate; match and surpass those who launched you. It’s the highest form of thankfulness.” -Mark Victor Hansen

19. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

20. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

21. “The worst thing I could be is to be the same as everybody else. I’d hate that” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

22. “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

23. “You will become as small as your controlling desire, or as great as your dominant aspiration.” – James Allen

24. “People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.” – Stedman Graham

25. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

27. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

28. “It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” – Honore de Balzac

29. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

30. “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Ken Venturi

FAILURE IS YOUR GREATEST FRIEND

6065631472_192ab9ddc6Growing up I was made to fear failure, and so in other not to fail at anything I wouldn’t even try doing it. But come to think of it who has not failed? If you haven’t failed at anything then you haven’t attempted anything worthwhile.

Anyone who has failed knows that with failure come tremendous opportunities for improvement. Failure is there to make us better, wiser, smarter, and more cautious. Failing gives us the information to do better. Most of the greatest inventions we celebrate and use today came after years of trying to solve a problem and failing. I am a great lover of football, and anyone who is conversant with the game knows that even the world’s best players fail to score at times when their teams need them most. But they do not allow those times to overshadow their careers, but rather they learn from those moments and improve on their game. Great minds and Scientists of history often spent most of their lives failing. Yet their ability to learn from their failures created the world we are enjoying today.

Here are a few people who failed at various times in their lives. Let these famous people remind you that failure should be embraced and seen as a first step towards achieving success;

1- Albert Einstein: Most of us take Einstein’s name as synonymous with genius, but he didn’t always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.

2- Abraham Lincoln: While today he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of our nation, Lincoln’s life wasn’t so easy. In his youth he went to war a captain and returned a private (if you’re not familiar with military ranks, just know that private is as low as it goes.) Lincoln didn’t stop failing there, however. He started numerous failed business and was defeated in numerous runs he made for public office.

3- Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a rough and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for tv.”

4- Michael Jordan: Most people wouldn’t believe that a man often lauded as the best basketball player of all time was actually cut from his high school basketball team. Luckily, Jordan didn’t let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

5- Bill Gates: Gates didn’t seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. While this early idea didn’t work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft. (List source: onlinecollege.org)How do you make failure your best friend? The only way to overcome failure is persistent action. When you are confronted by failure, you have to act. It is usually at this time you will find breakthrough solutions you would never have considered otherwise.