“You Can Only Be What You Were Meant To Be” Oprah Drops Wisdom In September JET.

August 12, 2013  |  

We’re seeing a lot of Oprah these days, more than usual, as she’s making her rounds promoting the upcoming film The Butler.  The film is heavy so in these interviews she’s touched on racism, the n-word, Trayvon Martin and discrimination in Switzerland. 

But in the September 2 issue of JET magazine, Lady O had a little something different to say. Something we rarely, if ever, hear.

In addition to talking about the film, her personal struggles, including getting OWN off the ground, she shared something for us to chew. Oprah said a lot of people fail to reach true success because we’re trying to be something we’re not.

“The biggest fallacy on earth is that you can be anything you want to be. You can only be what you were meant to be.” 

Now, that’s something to think about. How many times did our teachers, our parents and random motivational speakers tell us that we could be whatever we wanted to be? But rarely do we ever consider the limitations of doing what we were meant to do and be.

What do you think about Oprah’s words? Do you think we can only be what we’re meant to be or can we work hard enough to defy the plan?

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