Sunday, 1 February 2009

20 Things Oprah Knows For Sure

Every month Oprah Winfrey writes down one thing she knows for sure. Here is her top 20. I wanted to share them on my blog because they speak to me and I am sure will resonate with others, so, Oprah, thank you for this list.

1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what. (This is my creed.)

2. You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.

3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.

4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)

5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.

6. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.

7. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)

8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.

9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.

10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else thinks, the world will not fall apart.

11. Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.

12. Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.

13. Let passion drive your profession.

14. Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.

15. Love doesn't hurt. It feels really good.

16. Every day brings a chance to start over.

17. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.

18. Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward.

19. When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come.

20. "Trouble don't last always." (A line from a Negro spiritual, which calls to mind another favorite: This, too, shall pass.)


Anonymous said...

Hi Antonia, I discovered your blog on Blogcatalog. Oprah is wise indeed. The 2 point is perfect, 'you define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.' I have felt pressured into doing what my family wanted me to do. When I wanted to do something creative they wanted me to do something more practical.

Great post. I'll check back to read more.

Ashley said...

These are some good points of advice! I was reading another blog site that gave some interesting advice for your life as well. With valentines day coming up the Dr. suggested that we do things to treat ourselves that day, we might feel better about it. If anyone is interested, check out to read more!