Oh Oh Oprah!

If you never knew what the fuss was about Oprah buckle your seatbelts because now you will! This interview is full to the brim with amazing insights and pearls of wisdom! Put yourself first and let your cup runneth over. Choose happiness! 

“ALIGN YOUR PERSONALITY WITH YOUR PURPOSE AND NOBODY CAN TOUCH YOU.” –OPRAH WINFREY

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Failure Defined

When did we forget how to fail? Was it around the time we start getting grades and fearing that giant red F? How easily we forget the struggle to walk, to write, to read, to pronounce words, to ride a bike, to draw inside the lines, to feed ourselves, to drink out of a cup, to tie our shoes… Why is failure so traumatic if it is such a fundamental part of the human experience? Anyone who finds success on his or her own terms learns that failure is not real unless you let it define you. The only way we truly fail is by calling it a failure, by attributing negative emotions to the learning process and making excuses for why we can’t overcome the obstacles in our way. I suppose it has to do with never seeing the struggles people endure to arrive at success. Even if we read or hear about someone’s struggle, it is still a foreign emotion to our own experience, so it doesn’t touch us in quite the same way. Our struggles will always feel more real, but if we remember that failure is only a word that we alone can give a definition to, we can set ourselves free.

The Road to Hell…

is paved with good intentions.” This quote radiates with a truth that is singular and yet the misunderstanding of it is a universal malaise.  Few people look for their purpose early in life; Some stumble upon it, some die never having found it. The few who look for it try to find it in the past, in the skills they’ve acquired, in the degrees they have framed on their wall because they are trying to pave the path to purpose with good intentions. Nobody wants to find a purpose that nullifies or throws away their past achievements. Nobody wants to let go of the decisions they made in the past in order to arrive at their true purpose. Why? Because disappointing ourselves and others by saying we have taken a wrong turn is nothing short of misery. To awaken the soul we have to look beyond the money spent, the time “wasted,” and, most importantly, the idea of finding purpose only in the decisions of our past. Choose to forgo the notion that A leads to B and B to C and so on. The path to success is NOT paved with the good intention of rewarding the decisions of your past self; rather, it is paved with the self awareness and intuition of who you are TODAY and who you aspire to be TOMORROW.