Quotes of the Day 20080402

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” — Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host

It’s hard to argue with Oprah. She’s definitely the richest African-American woman on the planet, maybe the richest woman period. If not she is almost certainly the richest woman to rise billionaire status and not have inherited. I actually took a quick look at the Forbes list of billionaires and while there are some women ahead of Oprah, my quick search shows that they all inherited their wealth.

What does this tell us? Well, if someone has done it, it can be done again. The first question to ask ourselves is “What do we want?” Once we answer that, the next question to ask is “Who has or has done what I want or want to do?” Then “How did they do it?” You can find that either by reading a book they wrote, or one that was written about them, or ask them directly. Then think like they thought and do as they did. Eventually you will begin to produce the results they did. The only difference between them and you is a certain way of thinking, some specific actions and time.

So, let’s set some goals and think and work like Oprah!


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