We’re all wondering if we matter. And of course we do. But Oprah’s empathetic understanding of this desire and her affirmation of people on these three levels might explain a lot about her success.
I was recently chatting with a friend about the idea of running a half marathon. It has been several years and a few Moon Pies since I last embarked on a 13-mile run. To be completely honest, I like the idea of being someone who runs half marathons more than the reality of actually lacing up my shoes and doing it.
We’ve all said, “I don’t want to get my hopes up.” Whenever the possibility of a good opportunity is in sight, or you start dating someone new, or your boss hints at a job promotion, our reaction is often to not get our hopes up. It seems smart, right?