So, today is the day. The final episode of the Oprah Winfrey show airs today. Of course, it is not the last we will see of Oprah, although I will miss watching her daily show. I’m not what Oprah calls an ‘ultimate viewer’, but I did enjoy her show. It was entertaining, thought-provoking, and there was some wisdom in every episode.
A few of my favourite Oprah Winfrey quotes that can not only apply to our personal lives, but also apply to business:
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.
Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
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