Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
“Step Away from the Mean Girls… …and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks. Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others. “
This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world.”
Oprah Winfrey was born January 29, 1954. She is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist.
Oprah Winfrey was the richest African-American of the 20th century and North America as first black multi billionaire. She was been ranked the greatest block philanthropist and American history. She is also considered to be ranked one of the most influential woman in the world.
Oprah Winfrey, born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood.
Sent to live with the man she calls her father, Vernon Winfrey a barber in Tennessee. She landed a job in a radio while still in high school and began anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.
By the mid-1990s she had reinvented her show
Her emotional delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena and after boosting a third rated local Chicago talk show to first place she started her own production company and became internationally syndicated.
I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Also, by the mid-1990s she refocuses her show on literature, self-improvement and spirituality. Criticize for unleashing a confession culture, promoting controversy all self-help ideas and having an overly emotional centered approach. She is often praise for over coming adversity which led to the benefit to others.
From 2006 to 2008 her endorsement of Barack Obama, by one estimate delivered over 1 million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race, that lead to Obama winning the election. She was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by President Obama and honorary doctorate degree from Duke and Harvard.
“Dogs are my favorite role models. I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon and I want to love like a dog, with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh. The fact that we still live with dogs, even when we don’t have to herd or hunt our dinner, gives me hope for humans and canines alike.”
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