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‘The world has so many lessons to teach you’: Oprah Winfrey

"I say to you, forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Honour your calling. Everybody has one," she said.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
July 28, 2021 8:48:45 am
"What matters most is what's inside," she said.

At Stanford University, TV host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey spoke at length to the students. “The world has so many lessons to teach you. I consider the world, this Earth, to be like a school and our life the classrooms. And sometimes here in this Planet Earth school the lessons often come dressed up as detours or roadblocks. And sometimes as full-blown crises. And the secret I’ve learned to getting ahead is being open to the lessons, lessons from the grandest university of all, that is, the universe itself,” she said.

“I say to you, forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart and success will come to you. So, how do I define success? Let me tell you, money’s pretty nice. I’m not going to stand up here and tell you that it’s not about money, ’cause money is very nice. I like money. It’s good for buying things,” she continued.

“But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful. Because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life. What you really want is to be surrounded by people you trust and treasure and by people who cherish you. That’s when you’re really rich. So, lesson one, follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it,” she stated.

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