Oprah Winfrey: "You Can Only Be What You Were Meant to Be"

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12:  Oprah Winfrey attends LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER Los Angeles premiere, hosted by TWC, Budweiser and FIJI Water, Purity Vodka and Stack Wines, held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for TWC)

Oprah Winfrey: "You Can Only Be What You Were Meant to Be"

The media mogul advises against trying to be something you're not.

Published August 13, 2013

Oprah Winfrey's media tour continues as she promotes her upcoming film, The Butler. Her latest appearance is on the cover of Jet magazine's September 2 issue where she looks absolutely radiant. She might be turning 60 in January, but the media mogul is looking as energetic as ever. In her interview, she dropped some wisdom about following your calling.

"The biggest fallacy on earth is that you can be anything you want to be. You can only be what you were meant to be," she said.

Talk about going against the grain. We're often told that we can be whatever we want to be and now Ms. Winfrey is telling us that it's a mistake to try to be what we're not. What do you think about her opinion? Are we able to do whatever we'd like or are we limited by what we were meant to do? Sound off!

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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