If you were inspired by Oprah Winfrey鈥檚 acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes, you definitely have to check out the second speech she made backstage. Speaking to the eager and excited press after she walked off the main stage and into the room of reporters waiting with questions, the 63-year-old icon had a few more words of wisdom to share.

鈥淭he greatest lesson I鈥檝e learned throughout my career,鈥 she said, 鈥渃ame from Maya Angelou, actually, when I was, you know, first meeting her, and after I鈥檇 known her for a while she said, 鈥楤aby, you need to know that when people show you who they are, you believe them the first time. 鈥 Your problem is, it takes you 29 times to see the same lesson coming in a different skirt or wearing a different pair of pants.'鈥

She continued, 鈥淚 think that has been one of my greatest wisdom-teachings, is to assess from people鈥檚 behavior 鈥 their actions not just towards me, but towards other people 鈥 who they are and how they behave鈥︹

Winfrey went on to talk about what humbles her, the 鈥渃ultural statement鈥 that she was able to make with her show, and why it鈥檚 important to do what you love 鈥 鈥渢he key to fulfillment, success, happiness, contentment in life is when you align your personality with what your soul actually came to do鈥 鈥 before finally telling the crowd what advice she would give to seven-year-old or 13-year-old Oprah about surviving in this world as a woman. 鈥淥h, man, [at] seven I was so sad and 鈥 all of my real love came from my teachers.鈥

She continued, 鈥淎nd so my teachers 鈥 I would say this to anybody in this room 鈥 you have no idea of the power of noticing another human being and what it feels like when somebody knows that they have been seen, truly seen, by you. It is the greatest offering you can give.鈥

She said that because of that 鈥 as well as what she learned from the years she spent interviewing people from all walks of life, who wanted validation that they had been heard 鈥 she has 鈥渂ecome a person of compassion [and] a person of understanding.鈥 We鈥檇 like to add that she鈥檚 a total inspiration as well.

Check out Winfrey鈥檚 full press room remarks below.

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