In case you missed it, media superstar Oprah Winfrey made her Essence debut, speaking for nearly an hour in front of a packed house. Winfrey closed out the Essence Empowerment Stage Saturday, July 2 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
In the above video, Winfrey captivated the audience with her story of the six trees which she dreamed that would signify her success.
Nola.com – The Times-Picayune rounded up some more of the media queen’s empowering lessons by choosing seven of her most inspiring quotes from Essence Fest. Here are two:
- “I am living the dream. And I want you to live the dream because I’m not living the dream because I’m special. I’m living the dream because I was obedient to the call of the dream. I want you to leave here today thinking about what is the dream for you? What is God’s dream for you? What does the creator’s dream hold for you? So often we spend our lives hoping and wishing and hoping and wishing and desiring things. This is what I know for sure: You don’t get what you hope for. You don’t get get what you wish for. You get what you believe.”
- “Your life is big. Your life is huge, and we spend so much time wanting to be in somebody else’s life, and you don’t get honored, you don’t get revered, you don’t get celebrated wanting what somebody else has.”
For more of her inspirational words including all seven powerful quotes, check out the Nola.com – The Times-Picayune article.