I’m Not Oprah: It’s Okay

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ” 
Oprah Winfrey
For years I’ve been quoting her. I’ve been saying that I’d happily take her influence and emulate her generosity for professional passion and personal growth. I wouldn’t mind my favorite things being accessible and shared with the world. I’d love to talk to inspirational people and use a powerful platform to elevate ideas.
She moves mountains with words, invites us all to read and reflect, finds the talent of individuals and encourages them to do better and give more. Who Mary Tyler Moore was to Oprah, well, let’s just say Oprah is the very same for me.
But in trying to chase that energy, and in praising her, I forgot that, by her own admission, “you don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” And like so many, my wants can often overshadow or downright distract me from my beliefs.
I’m not Oprah and that’s okay. Seriously, I needed to state it. We sometimes get so busy admiring and/or wanting, that we forget to become ourselves and own every aspect accordingly. I think that my fingerprint holds its own precise and purposeful plan. So here’s to not being Oprah. God, I do love her though.