Have you seen this month’s cover of O Magazine? The title of the feature article, “Who Are You Meant to Be?”, practically shouted to me from its shelf in the grocery store. Naturally, I was intrigued since this is a topic we discuss frequently here at Beyond the Gray and, of course, I was eager to see what Oprah had to say on the matter.
One article that caught my attention was, “How Oprah Winfrey Found Her Purpose,” featured on Oprah.com. I don’t know about you, but Oprah absolutely fascinates me. She is the quintessential rags-to-riches success story; the odds were stacked against her all her life, yet she managed to become one of the most influential people of our time. In the article she admits, “It’s not that I’ve always known who I would be. It was just very clear to me from an early age who I wouldn’t be.” She goes on to describe how, even though she was expected to become a maid or servant, something inside of her told her that her life would amount to more than that. She followed that inner voice and pursued her love of teaching and inspiring others…and look at where it’s taken her.
What’s your inner voice telling you about your purpose?