Words to think about delivered in typical Oprah style . Here are some of the things that jumped out at me, with the approximate time noted.
Tip for speakers; grab your audience in the first 10 seconds. She does!
5: 30 Be honest when your efforts don’t get the result that you wanted. “The worst period in my professional life”
8:30 “Failure is life trying to move us in another direction.” I prefer to think in terms of outcomes you did not expect.
9:20 “Learn from every mistake” You can only do that if you are honest with yourself and take responsibility for your part in the process.
13:20 Clarity of purpose is key, but don’t expect your clarity to come all at once.
20:20 “There is a common denominator in human experience” we don’t want to be divided “we want to be validated, we want to be understood”. Having done over 35,000 interviews, at the end of the discussion when the cameras are off the question that comes from presidents to pop star’s, heros and housewifes. They all want to know one thing “was that OK?”, they want to know did you hear me? do you see me?
23:00 Being yourself is much easier than being somebody else. You can be a much better “You” than you can be a pretend “Somebody else”
24:30 Quote from Howard Thurman “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that. What the world needs is people who have come alive.”