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.

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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,


Published by 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 on “Monday Motivation: I Hope You Have A Wonderful Week

  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 Tonza🤔

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