Oprah Winfrey’s definition of success

…Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart and success will come to you.

So, how do I define success? Let me tell you, money’s pretty nice. I’m not going to stand up here and tell you that it’s not about money, ’cause money is very nice. I like money. It’s good for buying things.

But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful. Because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life. What you really want is to be surrounded by people you trust and treasure and by people who cherish you. That’s when you’re really rich.

Thus, follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.

As it comes to failing, we all stumble because nobody’s journey is seamless or smooth. We all have setbacks. If things go wrong, you hit a dead end – as you will – it’s just life’s way of saying time to change course. So, ask every failure – this is what I do with every failure, every crisis, every difficult time – I day, what is this here to teach me? …

 

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