No….it’s not what you think. I don’t want to be like Oprah because she is the most famous female alive or because she has billions of dollars. I want to be like Oprah because she came from rough childhood and didn’t let it stop her. Oprah persisted despite her circumstances and became all that she could be and touched millions of people in the process.
According to a post on Oprah Winfrey’s timeline, Oprah moved from Milwaukee to live with her mother, stepsister, and stepbrother in an inner city ghetto in Mississippi. She suffered through abuse and rape. Oprah ran away from home and gave birth to a premature boy, who died soon after birth. She had to overcome a lot.
But Oprah’s past didn’t define her or stop her from greatness. She graduated from college, had the most successful TV show ever, and created the largest book club.
Oprah was featured in the January 2017 Costco magazine. The interviewer asked the question, “If you could go back in time and talk to that little girl, what would you say to her?” The little girl is referring to Oprah as a child. This is my favorite quote from the interview. Oprah said, “Hold on. You’re in for the ride of your life. I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.”
It’s not where we start that is most pertinent life.
Our life is a journey with highs and lows. Embrace the highs and learn from the lows. Live your life to the greatest potential regardless of your upbringing. Additionally, adversity will find a way in your life, and it’s important to cope with adversity and become stronger 💪 because of it.
Live your life and become your best self. Many will benefit from it.
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