Oprah's Little-Known Secret: The Surrender Tactic

by Momodou Sabally

Have you ever wondered why some people, like Oprah Winfrey, succeed in life and keep on making great achievements both for themselves and for the greater common benefit of humanity?

I've got the answer to this question and am ready to share it with you. But first let's here from the horse's own mouth:

Everyone comes into this world called, says US talk show host and celebrity Oprah Winfrey. How right she is? Indeed Oprah cannot make (I doubt if she would) a claim that she is the originator of such a profound idea and universal truth, as it were. This fact is as old as humanity: Every human being has a purpose in this world. The sad truth, though, is that most people live their entire lives without knowing what is their true calling or purpose. No one can tell you your purpose or true calling. It is the duty of every human being to find that out.

The importance of a clear (and definite) purpose and the recognition of one's definite calling cannot be over emphasized. In his book "As a man thinketh", James Allen writes "until thought is linked to purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. With the majority the bark of thought is allowed to "drift" upon the ocean of life. Aimlessness is a vice, and such drifting must not continue for him who would steer clear of catastrophe and destruction. "

Mr. Allen further asserts that "a man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart and set out to accomplish it". This is very important in the life of everyone. We are living in a world, especially in this information age, where we are subject to all sorts of thought impulses each day. It is therefore essential for the person who desires to make a success out of his life to devote his efforts and thoughts to the attainment of his major purpose in life.

You cannot afford to use your precious time and thoughts on everything in which you have a passing interest. You cannot afford also, if you want to make any meaningful achievement, to follow the crowd.

The fixing in your mind of your purpose and controlling of your thoughts to prevent them from wandering away into "ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings" is what James Allen calls "the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought". I call this the first step on your Road to True Riches.

It was Joan Holman who reporting on her website wrote about her encounter with Oprah saying Oprah started the day with two full hours of sharing the lessons of her life, drawn from her true life experiences of growing up illegitimate, poor and black. She said that she had a "vision of a higher calling" for her life, and told everyone in the audience that "you, too, have a calling... every person born, each of us enters called."

When you search for your calling or try to live your purpose, do it as a service to God, to humanity. One of the statements used by Dr. Dyer during his mediations or before his speeches is "how may I serve, how may I serve? Do not worry about the money; it will come if you truly try to help others by rendering useful service. Anyone who wishes to be rich must first enrich the lives of others says Earl Nightingale.

Joan Holman says that Oprah's greatest lesson is surrender. Oprah was quoted as saying "God can dream a bigger dream than you can for yourself. Set a vision for yourself and then surrender that vision. You are co-creating your life every day.....you do all you can do and then you surrender all."

What a lesson! And I must add to Oprah's statement, the biblical refrain those who have ears let them hear!

About the AuthorMomodou Sabally is a motivational speaker and author. He has developed a series of self-help articles availabel FREE at his websitewww.mlsabally.com


"In the ' Integral Awakened Mind' state the mind is clearer,sharper, quicker,and more flexible than ordinary states. Thinking feels fluid rather than rigid. Emotions become more available and understandable, easier to work with and transform. Information flows more easily between the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels. Intuition, insight, and empathy increase and become more integrated into normal consciousness." Anna Wise

The Awakened Mind state is the path to discovering one's true purpose in life. Find your path and you will find joy and the wealth will follow.

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