The quote, "Do one thing every day that scares you" was first presented to me in the popular 1998 song, "Everyone's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" by Baz Luhrmann. While true origin of the quote is debatable, I've found that this saying has stuck with me as a personal motto (most days) and I frequently pass it on as advice to other people. This blog is my attempt to capture and chronicle "the one thing every day that scares me" in 2011.
Oprah Winfrey: an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. - Wikipedia
I know not every one is a big Oprah fan, and while I don't live my live according to Oprah, I do think she has done some great things, provides awesome knowledge and inspires others to "live their best life". I was lucky enough at one point to score reservations to the Oprah show for myself, and 3 other friends and I have to say, it was a pretty cool experience. We were treated to a sneak-preview of the movie, "Hairspray" along with free popcorn the night before the show. The day of the Oprah show, we were seated in the studio and treated to dance and song performances from the crew of the movie, as well as interviews with Hairspray stars, Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, and Michelle Pfieffer. We were sent home with a partial soundtrack from the movie, and lasting memories.
Some of my favorite Oprah moments are not so much the moments, but quotes. (Have you read my "About Me" section?). So instead of trying to convince any non-Oprah fans to like her, maybe some of her words of wisdom will strike a chord with you instead.
"Listen. Pay Attention. Treasure every moment."
"Live your own dreams."
"Use what you have to run towards your best."
"I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly." (Sound familiar? Like the subject of my initial blogging effort?)
"The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free."
And my all time favorite, but hardest piece of advice to follow is:
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."