Oprah Winfrey, a self-made CEO is now worth around $2.7 billion. She is one of the most prominent women in the world.
In 1984, she landed her dream job: entertaining a show called ‘AM Chicago’. Under her watch, it went from last to first ratings. Two years later, the show was acknowledged nationally as ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Here are some of the most famous Oprah Winfrey quotes that will definitely inspire you.
#1 True to Your Self
“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” -Oprah Winfrey
#2 React to injustice with fineness
During the early 1970’s, Oprah got a job as the first black female news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV. In 1976, Winfrey landed on an offer to anchor the six o’clock news in Baltimore. 10 years later, she was the host of The Oprah Winfrey Show – which is the number-one daytime talk show of the US.
“Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.”
#3 Pursue your gut
“Your gut is your inner compass. Whenever you have to consult with other people for an answer, you’re headed in the wrong direction.”
#4 Create your own luck
Oprah comprehends that she’s been fortunate, but she does not see luck as chaste chance:
“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”
#5 Help others and help yourself
Not only has Winfrey began her own charitable trust, she’s given more of her own money to humanitarian causes than any other actor in America.
“The surest way to bring goodness to yourself is to make it your intention to do good for somebody else.”
#6 Fear – channel it
“The thing you fear the most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.”
#7 Failure – deny it
“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.”
Oprah’s largest failure was finally her greatest achievement. Her WLS morning show was well accepted right from its start.
#8 Change your injury into wisdom.
“Turn your mess into a message. Don’t let your pain be in vain. Do something positive with it”!
#9 You can have it all but not all at once
“Be patient. Have an order. Prioritize. Focus on what you want, now. Plan for what you want later.”
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
Hope you found these Oprah Winfrey Quotes motivating.