09/11/2013 08:58 am ET Updated Sep 14, 2013

Oprah: 'Everybody Has A Calling' (VIDEO)

"Oprah's Lifeclass" on OWN has been a sounding board for the lessons, revelations and a-ha moments Oprah and her guests have had over the years. In the above clip, we look back at an episode where Oprah talked about one of her core beliefs -- the importance of finding your true calling.

Oprah says in the video she knew from an early age that her calling would involve helping people. "When I was kid, I thought I was going to be a social worker or be a teacher -- somehow, be in an environment where I would be connected and speaking to people to honor that calling," she says. "I had no idea that God could dream this big dream of a television life for myself."

Oprah says there is one thing she knows for sure. "Everybody has a calling and your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you were meant to be, and begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself," she says.

Throughout 25 seasons, so many celebrities and successful people walked across "The Oprah Winfrey Show" stage –- but Oprah says finding your calling isn't about fame.

"Sometimes, the calling is right in your own neighborhood," Oprah says. "Sometimes the calling is something that was just a whisper to you and when you began to honor that whisper, and to follow that, you end up being the best you could be."

"Oprah's Lifeclass" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.



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