By Chanda Temple
For six straight days, I wrote about the inspiring messages delivered during Oprah Winfrey’s “Life You Want Tour’’ this fall. This blog post is my seventh and last post about the event, which was designed to renew people’s minds and souls to help them go after what they want in life.
In order to write your new vision, Winfrey said you must have a new language. To get there, here are some helpful comments from Winfrey and presenters life coach Iyanla Vanzant, pastor Rob Bell, “Eat Pray Love’’ author Elizabeth Gilbert, spiritual leader Deepak Chopra and Soul Cycle fitness instructor Angela Davis.
- Be aware of negative thoughts and release them. Stop telling yourself: “I’m so fat’’ or “I’m not going to get a job.’’ You are not those things. – Oprah Winfrey
- Change your mindset. Instead of saying, “I’m so tired,’’ say, “I can’t wait until I get a second wind.’’ – Oprah Winfrey
- You cannot care about every cause. It’s OK to say no. – Oprah Winfrey
- Life taught me to tell the truth to myself and about myself. If you don’t tell the truth, you will end up with something you don’t want. – Iyanla Vanzant