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The Most Eye Opening 30 Minutes Of Your Life | Oprah Winfrey Motivation

so we are a couple of weeks of course into 2022 and i know that so many people made resolutions some of you already broke them already whether it's to put your health at the top of your to-do list or follow your passion i know the mark of a new year is that we've been conditioned to reset and get all pumped up for our next chapter and all the possibility that awaits but i want to propose something to you all today i want to propose that you resolve something very powerful to love who you are right now and of course i think that wanting to be your best self and setting goals and intentions is really major but i remember doing a stop on the 2020 vision tour i met this reporter in miami we took some photos together and she said to me oprah next time you see me i'm going to be so much skinnier and i replied well the next time i see you hopefully you're going to be as healthy as you can be in that moment because right now this is as healthy as you can be in this moment and the next time you'll be as healthy as you can be in that moment i told her to be kind to herself and she looked at me and said how do i do that well it starts with loving right now who you are all yourself your flaws living in a space of lack focused on what you don't want or what you don't like about yourself i i promise you i've learned it doesn't work take a moment to look at what is really running through your mind about yourself that may be holding you back the energy of the universe responds to positivity and so if you're telling yourself you're not slim enough you're not good enough when that negative chatter starts in your head stops lean away from it when you let those thoughts of not being enough seep in you can't really act out the best of yourself so your actions must be in alignment with all the goodness and strengths that you know to be true about yourself so this week i'm inviting you to put on your happy sweater wherever it is or whatever that is for you quiet all the negative self-talk and allow your confidence your sense of knowing that better days are ahead to be at the forefront of your thinking tomorrow is never promise so let's accept and then let's celebrate ourselves just where we are right now thank you thank you for where i am and who i am right now let that be the blessing and intention for ourselves this week you know when i was a kid i thought i was going to be a social worker or be a teacher or somehow be in an environment where i would be connected and speaking to people to honor that calling i had no idea that god could dream this big dream of a television life for myself but everybody has a calling and your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is who you were meant to be and begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself we have seen over the years on the oprah show so many people who've been able to rise to success in their life and only able to rise to success because they answered the call lots of people think that it's about being famous or about being known or about doing big big incredible things what you're going to hear today and see through the stories is that sometimes the calling is right in your own neighborhood sometimes the calling is something that was just a whisper to you and when you began to honor that whisper and to follow that you end up being the best that you could be so in my own life i i have to say that i had no idea that i would end up being who i have become but i had a strong belief that the calling was something greater than what mississippi was showing me the calling was greater than my front yard the calling was greater than what my grandmother believed that my life could be the problem is everybody is meeting hysteria with more hysteria and then we just are all becoming hysterical and it's getting worse what i've learned all these years is that we're not supposed to match it or even get locked into resisting or pushing against it we're supposed to see this moment in time for what it is we're supposed to see through it and then transcend it that is how you overcome hysteria and that is how you overcome the sniping at one another the trolling the mean-spirited partisanship on both sides of the aisle the divisiveness the injustices and the out and out hatred you use it use this moment to encourage you to embolden you and to literally push you into the rising of your life and to borrow a phrase from my beloved mentor maya angelou just like moons and like sons with the certainty of tides just like the hopes springing high you will rise well you know i managed to get here stedman and i have absolutely uh differing philosophies because he um teaches the idea of he has a book called you can make it happen nine steps to success and he's always um talking to me about cr having a vision that would with no vision that people perish and i always say i don't have a vision i don't have a vision to get here to where i am my vision was of surrendering to what i believe was god's vision for me and i always say god can dream a bigger dream for you that you can dream for yourself i now believe that i need a vision i think stedman is finally right that uh in order to continue to move forward that i need to develop a vision for myself and um one of my big goals is to use this television show as a forum and a catalyst for change in people's lives that's one of them the other is to move out into the world in a more impactful global format to help women and children across the globe without education the people perish without education nobody will be able to survive without education women cannot overcome poverty will not be able to learn to take care of themselves will not be able to move forward on the planet so i want to use my life and this television show to continue to do that i think some people think that are under the impression that i was born empowered that i was born coming out of the womb ready to interview a klansman but the truth is i know very well what it's like to be marginalized to be told either subtly or quite directly that my contribution isn't or wasn't welcome that my face was invisible and that my needs were an affront so back when i was doing the news in baltimore i asked to be paid the same as my co-anchor who did exactly the same job as i was doing and i expected that i would be compensated so i went in and i asked that i would get the same amount of money so he was doing the same job i was doing except that he called me babe all the time babe yeah babe anyway i was told by my news director and by the general manager because first i went to the news director then my general manager and i was told that because i was a single woman who didn't have a mortgage and i didn't have kids that i was not entitled to earn the same kind of money as the man who was sitting next to me doing the same thing and i realized in that moment that my employers did not get it they did not understand my value but you know w

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