Needed a filler read and this was a good one to fit that bill! In the entire book there were really only a handful I found really enlightening. But I was thrilled that the one I remember reading back when it was first published was in here and I would like to share it because it is such a profound and powerful message:
"Marianne Williamson once said that our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. The truth is that the naysayers in your life—those who seek to pull you down every time you exceed their expectations for you—can never be fully satisfied. Whether you hide or shine, they'll always feel threatened because they don't believe they are enough. Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design. What I know for sure is this: You are built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more. To be more splendid. To be more extraordinary. To use every moment to fill yourself up."
Great Read! I never understood the hype when it came to Oprah Winfrey.
I understood she was a talk show host that had the best intentions for others.
After reading this book I fell in love with Oprah.
I truly understand why Oprah is such a great role-model.
Personally, I have learned a lot more about life itself after reading this book.
I have even decided to buy a copy to add to my personal bookshelf.
A wonderful book of anecdotal wisdom and experiences by Oprah Winfrey.
I couldn't get through quite all of this, and now I'm writing about it I find I really don't remember much of it...? A bit too simplistic and at the same time self-aggrandizing, as I recall.
Many bits of wisdom here, written in clear language that feels like it's directly from Oprah's heart. Some resonated with me more than others, and those would likely change over time as what I need to hear changes.
Whether through her 25-year talk show, her book club, her magazine or her TV network, everybody knows the name Oprah. And most associate the name with generosity of spirit and life lessons. Indeed, her new book compiles previously published columns of O Magazine from the section called "What I Know For Sure" and covers everything from reflecting on an inspiring poem to reliving painful adolescent memories.
In 1998, film critic Gene Siskel asked Oprah "what she knew for sure," a question that left her speechless and became a driving force in her life. Throughout the book, Oprah displays her unique way of both turning seemingly minor events into "aha" moments and relating her core values to provide daily affirmation. Far from generic positive mantras, the lessons she offers can apply to anyone from any walk of life; she does not propose the revolutionary but reminds us of the things we take for granted. Finally, snippets of Oprah's conversations with figures like Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and Maya Angelou enhance the collection.
Ultimately, Oprah succeeds in conveying her creed: "What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what."
Very enjoyable book
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