All of you living here, have the potential for enormous success. There is a price comes with that. First and foremost, knowing who you are. Knowing who you are!
Being able to answer this question: “Who am I? And what do I want?”
I am asking the bigger question of “Who am I”. Who am I really?! And what do I want?
I do not just want to just be successful in the world.
I do not want to just make a mark or have a legacy
The answer to that question, for me, is: I want to fulfil the highest, truest expression of myself as a human being.
You must have some kind of vision for your life. Even if you do not know the plan, you have to have a direction in which you choose to go.
You want to be in the driver’s seat of your own life because if you are not, life will drive you!
Knowing who you really are in this space and time that we embody. You must find a way to serve.
“NOT EVERYBODY CAN BE FAMOUS, BUT EVERYBODY CAN BE GREAT, BECAUSE GREATNESS IS DETERMINED BY SERVICE.”
Now we live in a world where everybody wants to be famous, and where we admire people for just being famous!
We think being known bring us value. The truth is all of that will fade in time. In three years, you will not be able to name the housewives of Atlanta. The real truth is that service and significance!
Service and the significance that you bring to your service is that which is lasting. When you shift the paradigm of whatever it is, you choose to do to service, and you bring significance to that. Success will, I promise you, follow you. Service and significance equal success.
Here is the key: learn from every mistake, because every experience, encounter, and particularly, your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are. And then, figure out what is the next right move. What is your true calling? What is your dharma? What is your purpose?
All of you living here, have the potential for enormous success. There is a price comes with that.
People do not always like you, and they are not happy for you. And if you surround yourself with people who are not accustomed to your success, they become fearful. They become scared. Because you are reflecting back something to them that they do not recognize.
People who want the best for you, want you to be your best. So, my greatest advice to you is to surround yourself with people who are going to fill your cup until your cup runeth over. And what I know for sure is that the biggest choices begin and end with you!
Your internal big question: who I want to be in the world? Be excellent! People notice! Let excellence be your brand. Everybody talks about building a brand. I never even knew what it was. When people say “You are a brand”. I would say “No. I am just Oprah”. What I recognize now is that my choice is in every way. In every example, in every experience, to do the right thing. And the excellent thing is what has created the brand.
Experience what counts, otherwise is a figment of your imagination, as nothing precious will fall into your lap!