Monday Motivation: I Hope You Have A Wonderful Week

In my quest to live my best life, I often seek inspiration and motivation from others. This quest is most prevalent when I find myself veering from the path that is meant for me. A healthy dose of motivation goes a long way in helping me to get on solid footing again. Often, when I need such motivation, the universe places exactly what I need before me. This time was no different. This Evan Carmichael motivational video featuring Oprah Winfrey bought me to tears. I know it is one that I will return to throughout my life. I also know that it was meant for me to share it with you too.

I really hope you will find the time to watch it in its entirety, but for those of you that simply cannot at this moment, here are the 6 key takeaways:

  1. Be the master of your fate
  2. Find your calling
  3. Do what feels right
  4. Have a bigger vision
  5. Serve your soul
  6. Live the dream

If you don’t have the time to watch the entire video, please skip to #6 (around 24 minutes and 35 seconds into the video); LIVE THE DREAM! Oprah’s words were so powerful they bought me to tears.

So tell me, which part resonated with you the most?

Much Love,


Author: Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

2 thoughts

  1. Thank you for sharing as always you provide the most thought provoking blogs. As we all know when the Queen of talk show talks people listen. Hey I have a thought how about you getting Evan Carmichael on vibin with TonzaπŸ€”

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