Lifeclass with Oprah & Rick Warren

Happy Monday!!!  I wanted to start this week off in a positive way so who else better to kick that off with other than Oprah!

Oprah’s my girl!  Whether you admit it or not, we all need a little Oprah in our lives.


Pretty much everyone who knows me, knows that I watch her religiously and quote her randomly.   Sometimes I feel like I start to sound like her, especially when I’m asking someone questions or giving advice.  One of my bucket list items is to see her live while she’s doing what she does best – Adding value to any experience.  You may assume that my hope died with the end of “The Oprah Show”.  Well, now there are actually more opportunities for me to see her because she has her own network (OWN).


My favorite series is called “Lifeclass.”  For those of you who haven’t heard of this show, now you know!  I consider it my weekly dose of TRUTH!  Each week, she invites an influential person to come and discuss a specific topic.  A few weeks ago, Oprah invited Rick Warren, author of the “The Purpose Driven Life.”  This episode was taped live from my hometown, Houston.  I wanted to share some important quotes from that episode so you can get a taste of what I’m talking about.   Get ready to experience some “Aha” moments:

Rick Warren

“If you live for the approval of others, you will die by their rejection.”


Whether you admit it or not, we all live by this truth to some extent.

“You can waste your life. You can spend your life. Or you can invest your life. The best use of your life is to invest it in which will outlast it. And that’s what it means to live a purpose-driven life.”

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”

“If you learn to laugh at yourself, you’ll never run out of material.”

“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.”

“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.

“You have to live for an audience of one.”- Rick Warren says the two biggest barriers to achieving your purpose in life are envy and people pleasing.

“You have to have hope to cope.”

“Bitterness always hurts you more than it hurts others.”

I don’t know about you, but I was nodding my head and raising my eyebrows a few times while reading through these quotes … even after the third time.   These were just a few of many but hopefully enough for you to be moved by these quotes:)

1 comment on Lifeclass with Oprah & Rick Warren

  1. Natalya
    May 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm (10 years ago)

    I was nodding my head while reading each of these quotes too 🙂


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