Why we need our OWN…
|Media Mogul, Oprah Winfrey
In one month, Oprah Winfrey will begin her FINAL season as host of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.’ I have had mixed emotions about this, since she announced her decision. For as long as I can remember, the 4 o’clock hour meant, ‘Living My Best Life’, or ‘Living My Wildest Dreams’, or ‘Book Club’-where some the greatest literature of the last century was discovered. And, who could forget the many brilliant minds that shared the stage and ideas with Ms. O- Dr, Phil, Iyanla Vanzant, Dr. Oz, Marianne Williamson, and of course Dr. Maya Angelou…After 24 years, is it really imaginable to have that hour of our day to belong to someone else ? Well….what if we could ‘Live Our Best Life’ 24 hours a day, seven days a week ? Only Oprah could make THAT possible. How: The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), of course.
Not sure which blew me away more: The fact that she is taking her mogul status to new heights by EXCLUSIVELY controlling her own network, or the fact that she bought Discovery Health, renaming it OWN instead of trying to build and establish from zero. But, I guess she has already done that. Can this lady be anymore brilliant or inspirational ? Oprah is a true symbol of the ‘power of the mind’. What we think ? How we think ? And, even WHEN we think is the true driving force of whether we succeed of fail. There have been so many lessons that I have learned from Oprah over the years, it’s hard to put into one blog.
Let me start with my favorite lesson of all time: RISE ABOVE IT !- No matter what has been done to you, no matter what has been said about you, and no matter who has tried to bring you down…RISE ABOVE IT ! If Oprah had spent her time worrying about the actions and DIStractions of others, she would have LOST time from her goals. You can’t run a race, if your constantly looking over your shoulder. Wow ! How awesome is that..The second lesson, of course: LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE !-in all aspects, find ways to always improve. If you don’t like your appearance, CHANGE IT ! Don’t like the way you feel about life, TAP INTO YOUR SPIRITUAL RESOURCES ! Don’t like your job, FIND WHAT IT IS YOU REALLY WANT TO DO !! Now, this may sound easier than it is, but I believe that is when FAITH steps in….if we allow it.
A remarkable impact this woman has had ! How many marriages were saved ? How many young teens found their courage ? How many people bounced back from self destruction ? How many told Oprah ‘she would never make it ?’
These are only a couple of the life changing lessons that Oprah has taught me over the years..At first, I was a little sad, over the end of her show. With Oprah, however, bigger and better things are always on the horizon for ALL of us…And, starting in January 2011, I will have my OWN !
That’s the view from ‘A Real American Girl ‘