Celebrating the 67th Birthday of “America’s best friend” – Oprah Winfrey

Let’s have a closer look at some of the unified teachings and achievements of Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey is a self-made woman and a billionaire. She has always been humble since the very beginning of her career. Her subtle personality has helped her to launch herself to the greatest highest success. She is widely considered one of the most influential women in the world. Let’s take a look at the insights from her unified platform.

Oprah Winfrey was born on 29th January 1954 in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi. She completed her B.A. in Speech and Performing Arts, in 1976 from Tennessee State University.

Oprah Winfrey is a host, media producer, actress and a philanthropist who is a billionaire. She is best known for hosting her most popular show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, It is a 25-season program which started in 1986 and had its last on-air in 2011. Later on, in 2011 itself Winfrey launched her TV network, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Oprah Winfrey has a major key role to play in influencing cultural patterns and encouraging multiple progressive causes in Modern American People. With the help of her talk shows and books, she has been emphasizing on major issues concerning American women. She has played an important role in the breaking up of several intangible hurdles for Black American women.

With her renowned kindness, Winfrey reaches borders and touches the lives of millions through money, recognition and positivity. She has focused on several social issues like education, fundamental rights and child violence and disaster relief, rather than promoting a specific cause or movement.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the unified teachings and achievements of Oprah Winfrey.

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Oprah Winfrey’s definition of success.

“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey

If you are consumed with being successful, you’ll never achieve much. This is just not an impressive ultimate goal. Put your energy in creating an impact, even if it earns no personal benefit. Every small victory will reap into a big one.

Remove the focus from incentives and concentrate on doing things that matter the most to you. Things that you take pleasure and enjoy the most. Give your best shot to achieve satisfactory results. We all cannot be billionaires, but at least we all can be successful!

Learning the art of taking the risk.

“I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.” – Oprah Winfrey

Step out of your zone of comfort! Take chances and say yes more frequently. Maybe things won’t work out, however, the lesson learnt can be as worthwhile as an accomplishment!

If you ask someone what was their biggest disappointment during their initial years, it seems either to be “ I wish I said yes to more. OR I wanted to take some additional risks, but couldn’t.” So try to learn the subtleties of taking the risk and being responsible for it, the result might surprise you!

Work apart from the monetary benefits.

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

As the old phrase says, you will never feel bored if you enjoy what you do! Perhaps evaluate your preferences. Do you just work a dead-end job to meet your targets on time? Are you happy with this routine? However, you can set your weekends aside for volunteering and developing the skills you need to edge your way into a self-fulfilling job is beneficial! It will be hard to start, but all those nights without sleep and dedication will pay off in the long! You just need to be ready to sacrifice everything for your overall well-being and happiness.

Keep the ray of positivity alive.

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey.

You cannot achieve anything by standing at the toes of others and feeling sorry for yourself. Whenever you are feeling down, you need to get up, move ahead, convert your word into wisdom, work hard, and be positive.

It’s said you reap what you sow, then you must just sow the good things to reap its benefits soon!

Be Limitless.

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible.” – Oprah Winfrey

Yes, setting goals is good. But don’t settle for anything until you’ve done it all! Once you have accomplished a specific objective, do not sit back or get in your comfort zone. Go back, hustle! Do things you don’t believe in doing. You can’t foresee your success! It is unrealistic to do so, the best you can do is not limit your wings.

Oprah Winfrey firmly believes everything you do in life becomes your secret ingredient for success. There’s no particular big secret and there is no way to be successful! Work hard, put your utmost effort in everything you do and unleash your potential, you will have abundance success. Success is personal and depends from person to person.

Let us now talk about some of the remarkable achievements of Oprah Winfrey.

President Bill Clinton honours Oprah by signing the “Oprah Bill” following her testimony before the 1991 Senate Judiciary Committee advocating a centralised database to scan for child abusers. This act is officially known as the National Child Protection Act and provides a national criminal background checking system.

In 1998 Oprah won a Lifetime Achievement Award and an award for Best Talk Show Host from the Daytime Emmy Awards.

In 2003 Oprah became the first African-American woman with a net value of about 1 billion dollars on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Richest People” list.

She supported Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign between 2006 and 2008. Her influence and personal follow-up have played a vital part in helping Obama to become President.

In 2011 Winfrey was awarded an Oscar for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2020 Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman — and the 15th woman overall to be honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Golden Globes.

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