CATEGORY: INSPIRATIONAL

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet. Below is a full transcript of Winfrey's acceptance speech. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: "The winner is Sidney Poitier." Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course his skin was black, and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a ...

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Anger is a difficult emotion. It causes us to "see red", lose control and spur the situation on with reactions we almost always regret. One of the marks of maturity is being able to handle anger, to acknowledge it and move on from it. Anger is a poison. We all know the saying "holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." It's a common saying because it's true. Unfortunately, it's not that easy to just drop anger. We don't know where to put it. We don't know how to leave it behind. While there are different techniques that work for everyone, here are some of the most profound and useful lessons from writers, teachers, Buddhists and healers. Hopefully you will find one that resonates with you. Drop it and Relax Someti...

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“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.” ― Carol S. Dweck We tend to look at ourselves as fixed – fixed in our careers, fixed in our routines, fixed in our abilities and fixed in our intelligence. We think that because we didn’t go to an Ivy league school we can’t be as successful as those who did – that we don’t deserve prestige or praise. We think that because we weren’t first in our class we won’t amount to the Elon Musks and Bill Gates of the world. According to Carol Dweck, however, “it’s not always the people who start out the smartest w...

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