Although Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's most successful women, she didn't always have it easy. In fact, to get to where she is today, she had to make a few sacrifices and work as a news anchor — a job she disliked — for a few years to pay the bills and gain experience and skills.
Winfrey told the audience at the O You! Conference in Los Angeles that young people often have the misconception that they have to give everything up to chase their passion. Winfrey advises to "do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do." You're not supposed to be able to get everything you want immediately, and when you're starting out, you should "keep a foot in the door" of your passion while doing what "you have to do to feed yourself."