#MondayMotivation: 10 Inspiring Quotes from Oprah to Start Your Week

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Last week, Oprah opened up about her new book, Hollywood happenings and fighting against sexual harassment to find one’s voice.  Her words were so inspiring, we thought it would be a good idea to start our week off right with 10 inspirational quotes from the lady herself. Oprah’s words of wisdom are just the right #MondayMotivation to help you “live your best life.”

On Books:

“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age 3, and there discovered was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.”

“Some women have a weakness for shoes… I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.”

On Reaching Higher:

“Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”

On Becoming the Best You Possible:

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”

On Passion:

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

On Knowing Your Value:

“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”

On Finding Your Calling:

“Everybody has a calling. And your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you were meant to be, and to begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself.”

On Taking Risks:

“Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.”

“Making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.”




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Aisha K. Staggers has been writing since middle school. She had her first major publication in her local newspaper's entertainment section while a sophomore in high school, a publication in another state paper followed. Aisha has been contributing to various paper, magazines and textbooks for over 15 years. In addition to her time as an instructor of social sciences in higher education, Aisha has served as a director of education and policy research centers, and on the staff of legislative commissions. Aisha previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats Women's Caucus and has remained active in politics and public policy. She is an alumni of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT and Fisk University in Nashville, TN where she earned Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, respectively, and completed the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program in 2008. Currently, Aisha is Senior Editor for BookTrib, a division of the literary public relations firm, Meryl Moss Media. In addition to her own work, Aisha will be writing the liner notes for an upcoming Prince tribute album and contributing a chapter to a 2018 scholarly work on Prince and the Minneapolis Sound.

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