Trust your instincts, Winfrey tells Stanford graduates

June 17th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 17 (IANS) Popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey has asked 4,700 students graduating at Stanford University in California to trust their instincts. She told students at a commencement address to depend on their feelings like “a GPS system for life”, reports

She said: “When you are doing the work you are meant to do, it feels right. Check your ego at the door and check your gut instead. Every wrong decision was the result of me not listening to my voice. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.”

She also confessed that she did not trust her instincts when she built her school for girls in Africa. She said she was too busy planning the look of the school but she should have been paying more attention to the employees. One employee was accused of abusing the girls at the school last year.

She added: “I had been paying attention to all of the wrong things. I built a school from the outside in, instead of from the inside out.”

The address was special for Winfrey because her best friend Gayle King’s daughter was among the graduates.

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