Huffpost College

What 4 Innovators Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Selves (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:
Print Article

With age -- and success, as it turns out -- comes wisdom.

Having achieved great success in their respective industries, four of Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday" guests recently shared the sage advice they wish they had known when they were young. From the co-founder of Whole Foods to a parenting expert, the innovators say these lessons would have made all the difference in navigating their earlier years.

John Mackey, Co-founder of Whole Foods
"I would probably tell my younger self to talk less and listen more."

Sue Monk Kidd, Author of The Invention of Wings
"Don't be so afraid. It's going to be all right. There's a quote by Julian of Norwich that I love... She said, 'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.' You could read that as superficial, but she had something else in mind. She was talking about something very profound and, I think, mystical, that at the core of us, all is well. No matter what. No matter what."

Arianna Huffington, Founder of The Huffington Post
"I would say, 'Stop worrying.' I would say, 'The blessings already are...' There is so much unnecessary worry. So many unnecessary self-judgments. So many negative fantasies about the future. One of my other favorite quotes is by Montaigne, the French philosopher. He said, 'There are many terrible things in my life, but most of them never happened.'"

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Author of The Conscious Parent
"'You will find your manifestation. Don't be so restless. It's going to come to you.' I used to be so restless. I knew I had a message and I just didn't know where it would come forth. If only I had trusted it more. I began trusting it much later, but in my early years, I was full of angst and chaos to get it out there. If only I had trusted the universe and that it would come to me. That I would manifest it."

"Super Soul Sunday" airs Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on OWN.

Like Us On Facebook |
Follow Us On Twitter

Also on HuffPost:

Quotes From Super Soul Sunday
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

OWN's "Super Soul Sunday" Wins Its Second Daytime Emmy Award

Oprah's Super Soul Sunday film featuring Nanton's Chris Koch goes viral | video

Filed by Lisa Capretto