We all have ambition to become successful, wealthy, and achieve happiness. We educate ourselves with flashy degrees, work hard day and night, and look and try to follow the proven methods of successful people in the contemporary world. Nonetheless, only few ever get a chance to be really successful and happy.
Qualities of successful person
One of main reasons for not achieving our full potential is the wide gap between thoughts and action. If we can put our thoughts boldly into action, then the world bend to our wishes and no obstacles are too big to surmount. Boldness of thought and action is the differentiating factor between drudgery of daily life and highflying life! Thinking big and acting upon it is the mantra for guaranteed success. Indeed, Oprah Winfrey stands a great example of epitome of success with her grit, endless courage, boldness, determination, and unending quest for helping others.
Oprah Winfrey said to be one of the greatest philanthropists in the history, the richest African-American of the 20th century, and one of the most influential women in the world. She is a producer and host of Oprah Winfrey talk show- that became the most popular talk show in America.
Oprah Winfrey was born on the January 29, 1954, into single mother, and poverty. In addition, to the surprise of many, it is when the success has started. Oprah Winfrey comes from an extreme poverty; her childhood was full of things like wearing dresses made of potato sacks. She ran away from home, became pregnant, and raped, all by the age of 14. At school, despite her dysfunctional family she became the best in her class and won the title of Miss Black Tennessee at the age of 17. It is when the greatness starts to emerge.
She got a job in radio while still in high school, and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. She earned international recognition when she boosted the radio she was working on into first place, and launched her own production company. Nevertheless, she poured her passion into everything she did. It became a game! Indeed, it is one of high achiever’s secretes. One of the leadership games the achievers of our world like to play. She soon became the world’s only black billionaire.
The snowball effect began. It means a snowball becomes bigger and bigger when it roll down a snowy mountain. In other words, this is how an idea coupled with action creates compounding effect.
Some of the most important factors to Winfrey’s success are:
- Conviction about limitless possibilities, passion to see the results, ambition
- Drive to learn, to expand and know the reality that will bring happiness
- The will to help the world and other people
What keeps us from success?
It is depression and desperation what we may expect when we let obstacles take control of our lives, show us the dark side of events, and slow us down. Interestingly, misfortunes can also move us into a world of miraculous success and wealth and, of course, achievement. Our choice is the essence. It makes the difference. We create our experience of life and we choose whether problems will put us down to the ground or strengthen us.
Wherever you look, you see the both examples of extremes. Reading books is how Oprah Winfrey educated herself, but now we might do it differently, by learning from the best in our fields. Business, Arts, Media, Sports, we see the examples of greatness everywhere. The belief that Success is within all of us is what it takes to start. Her financial empire and her successful life built upon this foundation.
Finally, thinking big and bold action is the beginning of our successful journey. Start today! Put your thoughts into action. Liberate yourself from perennial onslaught of failures, frustrations, and disappointments in life by putting your thoughts into actions boldly.
Alex Wise is a blog contributor and dating consultant for Loveawake.com dating site – a place for single people to connect based on their common interests. He’s a long time blogger with an appetite for technology. During the day, Alex also works as a marketer in the online marketing industry. Follow him on the company site or on Facebook and Twitter