WHO AM I? Oprah Winfrey.
I am asking the bigger question of “Who am I?”
Who am I really? My answer is I am God’s child. I am that which is born of all that is.
I am a spiritual being having a human experience and understanding I am connected to all that is, All that is possible is possible for me.
WHAT DO I WANT ?
I don’t want to just be successful in the world.I don’t want to just make a mark or have a legacy.
The answer to that question for me is I want to fulfill the highest, truest expression of myself as a human being.
I want to fulfill the promise the creator dreamed when he made up the cells that made up me.
You must have vision for your life, even if you don’t know the plan.
You have to have a direction in which you choose to go.
I am not the kind of woman who just enters a car and want to just go for a ride. You want to be in the driver’s seat of your own life because if you’re not, life will drive you.
Knowing who you are in this space and time that we embody is important.
FIND A WAY To SERVE .
Martin Luther King said,
“Not everyone can be famous but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service.”
Now, we live in a world where everyone wants to be famous and where we admire people for just being famous.
We think being known brings us value. The truth is all of that will fade in time.
Service and the significance with which you bring to service is that which is lasting.
If you look at the successful people in the world, they have that paradigm of service, service through medicine , through art, etc.
Service is using whatever you produce or product as a way of giving back to the world.
When you shift the paradigm of whatever it is you do to service and you bring significance to that, Success will, I promise you follow you.
Let Excellence be your brand.
Everyone talks about building a brand, I never even knew what that was.
When people say to me “you’re a brand”. I’m like “No, I’m just Oprah!”
What I recognise now is my choice to do it every way in every example, in every experience to do the right thing the excellent way is what has created the brand.
What I know is when you’re excellent, you become unforgettable – people remember you, you stand out. And that’s what we all want,we want to be unforgettable.
So doing the right thing even when nobody knows you’re doing the right thing will always bring the right thing to you. I promise.
This is because the third law of Motion is always at work, for every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction.
This is so true in all of our lives. Everything you try to do to me is already done to you so you don’t have to worry about revenge or getting back at somebody, or making sure they pay. You just have to do the right thing even if people don’t support you.
There are many of my shows that you never saw. The reason you didn’t see them is because I got the last vote.
The most important thing I’ve come to know in doing the right thing and making the right choices is understanding you have a potential for enormous success and there’s a price that comes with that, people don’t always like you and they’re not always happy for you.
And if you surround yourself with people who are not accustomed to your success, they’ll become fearful and scared because you’re reflecting to them what they don’t recognize.
People who want the best for you want you to be your best.
My advice to you is to surround yourself with people who are going to fill your cup till your cup runneth over.
And to know that when your cup runneth over, you can’t spend your life with your gallon-sized offerings, offering them to pint-sized people.
You’ve got to surround yourself with Gallon-sized people who can hang in the same company with you. So you aren’t offering your gallons to the the little “pints” out there, who can’t hold it anyway.
The biggest choices begin and end with you, your internal big questions; Who I want to be in the world; my relationship to source energy, to all that is God.
Your experience with that which is all life, divine and universal – being connected and aligned with that and you’re tuned in and charged into that.
Whenever you feel empty, you go inside yourself and connect to the source and you know that All things are Possible!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Culled from a Speech by Oprah Winfrey.