Journalist Soledad O'Brien was in Lubbock Wednesday. O'Brien has worked for CNN and HBO's Real Sports. She currently works for Al Jazeera America.
O'Brien was the special guest speaker at the Celebrate Diversity Awards Banquet at Texas Tech.
Before that, she spoke with students at the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders.
O'Brien encouraged the students to follow their dreams, but says it takes time to achieve them.
"People have said it's all about the journey, and I'm like yuck, I hate the journey. I would rather get to where I want to go, but ultimately it really is about the opportunities that you get and what you make of them," O'Brien said.
O'Brien says people can make their own luck by jumping on every opportunity they can.
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