Yes it’s true, last week was The End of Oprah
I witnessed something quite remarkable this past week. That there officially weren’t enough Kleenex boxes in the world to stave off the tears. After 25 years of being on TV, Oprah filmed her last episode with a two-day tear fest. Pretty Amazing Stuff!
I believe that Oprah set out to do something extraordinary in her life. I also believe the end of Oprah signifies something extraordinary has taken place in our world. I have learned so much from Oprah, who I believe is one of the most powerful peeps in America. I wanted t share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned form this extraordinary human being.
The End of Oprah – Lesson 1: Overcoming Adversity
Oprah at a very young age was sent to live with her Grandparents in very poor living conditions after her parents had separated. At the age of 6 she moved back in with her mother and was sexually molested by male relatives enduring severe hardships. At the age of 14 she even gave birth to a still born baby. Pretty crazy stuff!
Oprah later went on to live with her father who was loving, yet very strict. Her life continued to spiral out of control with more drugs and rebellious behavior. You can see how I can relate to her. Similar to myself she always knew there was something more to life and a different way of being.
“I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life because I read about it. I knew there were other places and another way of being.” –Oprah Winfrey
Oprah overcame adversity because she refused to let the circumstances around her dictate the circumstances within her. She strengthened her focal muscles, got laser sharp aim and did what it took to achieve her goals.
I believe The End of Oprah is just the beginning for extraordinary possibilities for humanity. She is the poster child for overcoming adversity. It doesn’t matter what you have done or said, just like Oprah you are worthy and capable of extraordinary.
The End of Oprah – Lesson 2: Finding Your Light
To do something of any significance in your life you must tap into that greatness within you. It doesn’t matter what it is. Whether you want to raise amazing children, be a great athlete, business person, be adventurous or philanthropic, the vital ingredients are all the same.
To transcend the circumstances around her, Oprah had to tune IN to something greater. That greatness is that special something lies deep within you too and life is very much the process of finding it and allowing that special something to fully express itself in the canvas of your life.
Oprah created an inspiring show that lasted for 25 years. She brought awareness, inspiration and love into people’s homes everyday. I know that it’s helped millions find their light. I also feel that “The End of Oprah” means “mission accomplished”.
Oprah set out to do something with her show, to inspire, motivate and cultivate that special something within people. As human beings when we achieve our goals, we move on and set new standards. The End of Oprah signifies a promotion for humanity.
The End of Oprah signifies that peeps have woken up. Now the ball is in your court. What is your next move. What big, phat, audacious thing does your light want to bring to this world?
As crazy as this sounds, whenever I see somebody like Oprah doing something extraordinary, I just say to myself “If they can do it, I can do it!” That’s how I access my special something and then I take a little bit of action each day… Kind of like what Oprah did.
How do you access your special something?
The End of Oprah – Lesson 3: A New Chapter
Oprah set out to do something and she said last week that, “I’ve accomplished everything I’ve wanted to with the show”. Powerful words! I don’t believe many peeps can say that about their lives or endevours with absolute clarity and certainty.
Well the norm is that most people will give up well before they experienced all the colors of their rainbow. So what about you…? Are you going to give up when the going gets tough.
The End of Oprah tells me that the awareness and consciousness of humanity has transformed exponentially over the past 25 years. The show in its present form no longer services people the way she intended so Oprah has to move on to bigger and better.
The same holds true for you and your life. As scary and as challenging as it may be you need to let go of the things that you feel are no longer serving you in your life. In doing so you will create the space for something new, fresh and likely better. Do you think that the end of the Oprah Winfrey show is scary for her? You bet it is! But it’s the fear in our daily persuits and adventures that keep our lives rich and full. Taking fear out of the equation only makes the accomplishment feel empty.
A new chapter can only begin with the closing of an old one. So it’s time to boldly step up, let go of yesterday and create more space for the extraordinary adventure of today. A new chapter is waiting for you!
To your Mastery,
PS: Love to know about your thots about the end of Oprah.