I think that when people like Oprah, Bethenny, Jerry Seinfield, Dr. Phil, etc. make it big, it can be easy for them to say that anyone can realize their dreams with hardwork and dedication. Well, some people work very hard their entire lives and don't get their dreams. It's true. A lot of it comes down to skill of course, personality and being at the right place at the right time. Some call it luck or fate. Regardless of the success some of these big names achieve, I know they are no smarter and have worked no harder than many other people in this world, but I'm okay with their success.
I have often heard that the true sign of a successful person is how they make others feel special. I agree.