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When I think of how I want to live my best life, I always envision Oprah. Aside from being a billionaire at just 59-years-old (Happy Birthday Mama O), she has surrounded herself with a group of brilliant team players and made it her life mantra to teach us how to be better souls. From being grateful for every lesson we experience, to dreaming dreams we can barely imagine–here’s how to live your best life using Oprah’s best quotes.

1. Relax & Live

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“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah

2. Be Grateful For The Struggle

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“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah

3. Live Like A Queen

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“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah

4. Try Again

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“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” – Oprah

5. Educate Yourself

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“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah

6. Invest In Great Friends

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“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah

7. Dream Big

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“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

8. Healing

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“Turn your wounds into wisdom..” – Oprah

9. Speaking Up

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“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up.” – Oprah

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