The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.
To me, the money is - it's certainly a wonderful thing. But it is in direct proportion to how you're able to bless yourself and bless others with it.
When you think about growing and being empowered yourself, it is what you've been able to do for other people that leaves you the fullest.
As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around.
I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.
The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn't simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it's a story about who you want to be.
I think people who have good parents come into the world with a strength, yes, and an advantage.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.
You alone are enough.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God's way of moving you in another direction.
What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.