8 Powerful Lessons I learned from Will Smith
Last Updated on April 8, 2016
Will Smith loves life. Will smith is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. He is a very likable person that has a unique magnetic field of enthusiasm that pulls you in. This kind of personality isn’t that common in Hollywood and because of it, Will stands out like a toothpick.
I recently landed on his interview videos that got my gears turning. After watching them, I experienced a vibrant force of courage, wisdom, and inspiration. This experience had to be shared with bright minds, which essentially led me to writing this very article. If you have an open mind, get ready to absorb interesting views on life. Here are the energetic lessons I learned from Will Smith.
Do you know how many people lived before you? Millions, billions and probably gazillions. There is not a problem that somebody hasn’t already solved and wrote a book about it. Sex, relationships, dating, school, friends, parenting, work, you name it. Even if you hate reading, you can have somebody read books to you. It’s called Audible.
There is no reason to have a plan B, because it distracts from plan A.
Focus on one thing and cut all distractions. This sort of self-discipline cannot be purchased at a local store, you must train yourself to meet it. To get up the stairs, you must take the first step. I would strongly suggest getting a white piece of paper and start writing down things that are slowing you down. Even if it’s people who are holding you back, they need to go. Remember this: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
When you’re running, there is a tiny person in your head that’s telling you to stop. If you learn to defeat that person in your head, then you can truly conquer any task you desire. It’s as simple as that.
You must believe your dream is possible before anyone else does.
2 + 2 = 4 only if you believe it. You have the power to make 2 + 2 be equal to whatever the hell you want. Make a choice about who your gonna be and how you will get there. Put your head down and power through. They guy/gal who is willing to hustle the most will reach the finish line. The majority of people who aren’t getting to places they want or achieving what they want, is strictly based on hustle. Don’t ever let anybody out work you.
Using your life to make a difference in someone else’s
Helping others is fucking awesome. There I said it. You should dedicate yourself to be better every single day. Help others in need and you will get more in return. It’s like a boomerang. I don’t care if you do or do not believe in universal laws or the western version of karma. It’s pretty simple: If you act like an asshole to others, they will act like assholes to you. If you act nicely to others, they will act nicely to you.
Excel in your work ethic above your talent.
Will never pursued himself as talented, he excels in a ridiculous work ethic. Talented individuals often get lazy. Don’t ever get lazy. “While the other guy is eating, I’m working. While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working.”
Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.
- It’s unrealistic to think that there are wireless waves that allow you to browse the internet without an ethernet cable.
- It’s unrealistic to think that you can have a piece of metal that people sit in and somehow it flies.
- It’s unrealistic to think that when you enter a room and flip the switch, the lights come on.
- It’s unrealistic to think that you have the ability to pick up a small stone and talk to another human being that’s 1,000 miles away.
It’s unrealistic….I think you get the point. Being quote on quote realistic only leads you to limit yourself. Why the hell would you do that to yourself? It’s like jumping off a bridge, just because everyone else is doing it.
Use fear to motivate your attitude and attack things that you’re scared of.
Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best, “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself.” Fear allows others to rule and break your will. Would you ever let anybody tell you what to do, how you should do it, what you should wear, how you should look, what people you should associate yourself with, and what you should own? Our society is set up to keep people unconsciously, feel weak, do whatever everybody else does, fear to be different, and care what others think about you. If you’re trapped in this ideology, GET OUT NOW.
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you…you can’t do something. You got a dream..you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves..they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something go get it“. – The Pursuit of Happyness
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