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Empowering Quotes From Oprah Winfrey On Success

Empowering Quotes From Oprah Winfrey On Success

Many people can be called influential. Some are influential to their families, their communities, or an entire generation. But then there are those rare few that actually influence the world, and end up changing it for the better. Oprah Winfrey is just such a person. If anyone hasn’t heard of this powerful woman, you’ve seriously been missing out.

After a very difficult childhood, Oprah Winfrey was determined not to let that hold her back. In the 1970’s, she began her career in television hosting a talk show in Maryland, where she was then recruited to host a different talk show in Chicago. It was during this show, A.M. Chicago, that Oprah Winfrey really hit the ground running. Because of her major success, she was given the opportunity to launch her own show, the Oprah Winfrey show. It was here that history was made.

The show was an absolute sensation with viewers tuning in not just to hear what this powerful female had to say, but also to see the amazing stories that she shared, watch the amazing generosity she showed to so many people, and generally feel good once the show was over. As if being a mega hit in the talk show circuit wasn’t enough, she also began acting and had a very significant role in Steven Spielberg’s film, The Color Purple. Oprah Winfrey now has an entire television network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), a major book club that spans across countries, and is considered one of the wealthiest African Americans of the 20th century. But she hasn’t kelp all of that money to herself, the generosity that she’s shown with her money and with the fantastic things she’s done for her audiences, friends, and charities is beyond outstanding. Oprah’s Angel Network has reportedly raised more than $51,000,000 for various charities such as girl’s education in South Africa and Hurricane Katrina relief.

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With all of these amazing accomplishments, it’s not really surprising that she has some incredibly inspirational things to say about being successful and a positive person.

1. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

2. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

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3. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

4. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

5. “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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6. “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”

7. “When I look into the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes.”

8. “I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.”

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9. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

10. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

To read these and more inspiration quotes from the beautiful Oprah Winfrey, check out BrainyQuotes!

Featured photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aphrodite-in-nyc/ via flickr.com

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Last Updated on June 13, 2019

How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

How to Quit Your Boring Life and Start Living an Interesting One

Think you have a boring life?

The definition of boring is dull or not interesting. Maybe you’ve been doing the same thing and living the same life for too long, or maybe your daily routine is limiting your growth and happiness. Whatever your reason is, the following list of 20 things can definitely make any day more interesting. Some of them are silly, while some are more meaningful, so hopefully just reading the list makes your life less boring and sparks your creativity.

Let’s dive in the list to quit your boring life and start living an interesting (and meaning) one!

1. Channel Your 7-Year-Old Self

What would he or she want to do right now? Color? Paint? Run around outside? Play dress up? Eat with your hands? Play that instrument hiding in the back of your closet that you haven’t touched in years?

Just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean any of this stuff will be less enjoyable than you remember it. Give yourself permission to play.

2. Go Play with Kids

Speaking of little kids, if you have your own or access to any (in a non-creepy way, like they’re your niece or your best friend’s kid, you get the idea) go play with them!

They didn’t create an entire show called Kids Say The Darndest Things because kids aren’t hilarious. They also keep things so simple, and we can really stand to be reminded of this and stop allowing ourselves to get bogged down in boring details.

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3. Order a Hot Dog

While you’re eating it, Google: “What’s in a hot dog?” You decide whether or not you want to finish it.

4. For the Ladies: Wear Your Sexiest Lingerie Under Your Work Clothes

Your “little secret” will leave you feeling anything but boring all day!

5. Play Cell Phone Roulette

You’ll need at least one buddy for this. Scroll through the contacts in your phone, stop on a random one and call the person.

You could spark an incredible catch up session or be incredibly awkward. Neither are boring.

6. Fill out a Pack of Thank-You Cards

Give them to random people who probably don’t get thanked too often for doing what they do ever day.

Ideas: police officers, librarians, servers, baristas, cab drivers, sanitation workers, teachers, people behind any check out counter, receptionists, your friends, the guy at the falafel stand, etc.

7. Sign up for a Class in Something You’ve “Always Wanted to Do”, or Something That Makes You Really Uncomfortable

Ideas: pole dancing, salsa lessons, improv, pottery, cooking, knitting (yup, there are classes for this, too!), karate, boxing, something techy like the workshops they run in Apple stores, get Rosetta Stone and learn that language you’ve always wanted to speak, etc.

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What’s good about joining an interest class is that you will also meet new people!

8. Interview Your Grandparents About Their Lives

You can bet they’ve had some crazy experiences you probably never knew about.

9. Get up on Stage at an Open Mic Night

Whether you’re funny or not, get up on stage and just talk funny. And if you’re not, memorize a few of your favorite jokes and tell those!

10. Do Something for Someone Else That You Wish Someone Would Do for You

We all have a few ideas on this list. I promise you will feel amazing after and anything but bored.

11. Start a DIY Project in Your Home

It doesn’t have to be super complicated. If you need ideas, there’re plenty on Pinterest. Or you can also check out these 30 Awesome DIY Projects that You’ve Never Heard of.

12. Plan a Weekend Trip or an All-Out Vacation

This will give you something to look forward to.

Even if you don’t have the time or money to go on a vacation, plan for a staycation, which is same fun and relaxing!

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13. People Watch

Find a bench in a crowded area (centers of transportation like airports, bus stops and train stations are great for this!) and just observe.

People are infinitely interesting.

14. Eat Something You’ve Never Eaten Before

Bonus points if it’s a random fruit or veggie.

15. Dance

You can get your friends together for a night on the town or just pull up a video on YouTube and bust a move from your own living room.

If you’re feeling extra brave, you can even dance in public and get other people involved.

16. Go to YOUTUBE and Search “Funny Pets” or “Funny Babies”

This is also a great quickie ab workout as you will be laughing hysterically.

17. Pick up a Book and Start Reading

Check out the NY Times Best Sellers lists and grab a new book you can get lost in.

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18. Step Away from the Computer and Go Get Some Time with People You Care About in Real Life

Facebook stalking doesn’t count as real social interaction. You can even share this post with your friends and vote on which one you’d like to do together!

19. Check out a Museum You’ve Never Been to Before

OK, depending on your interests, this one might actually be boring. If you love learning, art or different cultures though, this one is for you!

20. Write a List of Things You Desire and Truly Want

This is a great way to help you figure out the real reason why you’re feeling bored about your life. Maybe you haven’t really done things that you truly enjoy? Maybe what you’ve wanted to do all the time has been left behind?

Think about the list of things you really want to do, and ask yourself why you aren’t doing these things (yet). Then start taking your first step to make what you want happen.

Now go make your life interesting and live your dream life!

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