Oprah Winfrey: Failure Is the Thing Moving You Forward

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Oprah Winfrey: Failure Is the Thing Moving You Forward

On this podcast episode, the media mogul shared her tips on leadership, philanthropy, and finding your calling.
Oprah Winfrey visited Stanford GSB in 2014 as part of the View From The Top speaker series. | Cliff Watts

“Stop the crazy mind chatter in your head that tells you that you are not good enough,” said Oprah Winfrey during a visit to Stanford Graduate School of Business. She advised students that even when their long-term goals are unclear, the important thing is to banish self-doubt and continue forward, no matter how small the step. “The way through the challenge is to get still and ask yourself, ‘What is the next right move?’ and then, from that space, make the next right move and then the next right move.”

Listen to Oprah’s conversation with Amanda Facelle, MBA ’14, on leadership, education, and following your “inner GPS.”

Stanford GSB’s View From The Top is the dean’s premier speaker series. It launched in 1978 and is supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund. During student-led interviews and before a live audience, leaders from around the world share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.

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