Oprah to Harvard Grads: "Failure is Just Life Trying to Move Us in Another Direction"

Oprah to Harvard Grads:

Sharing her success stories to a promising group of young people, Oprah Winfrey addressed the graduating class at Harvard University on Thursday (May 30).

During the 362nd commencement, the queen of daytime and Harvard President Drew Faust addressed attendees at the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association.

In the morning, the 59-year-old media mogul was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Speaking to the audience, Oprah began in classic O style, “Oh my goodness. I”m at HAAAAARVARD!”

While admitting her past struggles with things like her OWN project, she told graduates, “It doesn”t matter how far you might rise because at some point you might stumble. … And when you (fall), there is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. When you”re down in the hole, it might look like failure. … Give yourself time to mourn what you think you may have lost. Then, here”s the key: Learn from every mistake. Each mistake will force you to learn who you really are. … And then figure out what is the next right move.”