Unpacking the Oprah Interview
This interview influenced me in a profound way. I don’t know why it affected me so significantly, but I guess it’s just proof of the old maxim, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”
A Unique Look At Failure
Oprah’s comments on failure affected me most.
When she said that she pays close attention to failure because she sees it as God moving her in another direction, something on the inside of me “clicked”.
We seem to universally have a strong aversion to failure, but somehow, Oprah has learned to look at failure through a different lens, and in so doing, she has created a different meaning for it.
Instead of personalizing it, she has caused it to mean that God is pointing her in the right direction. That is powerful!
A Unique Look At a Life’s Work
Another point that really jumped out at me during this interview were her comments about the start of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and her fears about its future.
Her comment about the world not needing another television channel, but a different way of looking at itself made me take a second look at the work I feel compelled to.
It is true. The world doesn’t need another blog site. It doesn’t need another author. And the world definitely does not need another public speaker or coach.
Think about your own work. The world doesn’t need another ____________ (you fill in the blank).
A Unique Look at YOU!
The world does need you…desperately!
We don’t just need you to show up and punch a clock. We don’t need you to come in and fill a chair. We don’t need you to make and check off tasks on a list.
We desperately need you to show up for life! We need you to sing your song. We need you to show us a different way of looking at our world.
We need the reflection of what is possible for ourselves that we see when you live your life with purpose and passion. Only you can show us.
The task you do is irrelevant. The fact that you are here to do it and the manner in which you do it are essential.
Remember: “Every single person matters.” I need you. We all do.
Keep this in mind every minute of every day. Your perspective is necessary at this moment in time. The work you do is vital because it helps us to see ourselves and our world a little differently.
You and I make a great difference when we fulfill small tasks in a great way.
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