Oprah’s Recent "A-Ha" Moment

Posted January 12, 2011 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

Get it? A-ha. The band. A-ha. Ok, well, it was funny in my head. But this post isn’t about an 80s band. Rather, it’s about what Oprah calls (and has) “A-HA” moments. And last week, Miss Oprah had another. During a show with the Judds, Wynonna Judd said the most powerful words you can say in a relationship are, “That doesn’t work for me.” And Oprah said, “A-HA.”

I started to think about this moment. This sentiment. “That doesn’t work for me.” But then, take out the negative. “I need to do what works for me.” Repeat that. “I need to do what works for me.” And then, a step further. “What works for me may not work for you.”

I’ve thought about this a lot in the past few days. I’m journeying back into weight loss. I’ve realized I’m not done with this journey I’ve been on, and I need to go back into the throes of real, true, weight loss again. That means watching calories more closely, being intentional about my exercise, and as I blogged about last week, going back to the scale. And I’ve been reading weight loss blogs. And though some are lovely, some…I judge. Could I take photos of everything I eat? Could I blog my weight every day? I don’t know.

But as I spend time judging other “weight loss bloggers”, I have to remind myself: “What works for them may not work for me.” and “I need to do what works for me.” And that’s ok. So, thanks Wynonna…and Oprah…for a double A-ha moment.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."