Everyone can achieve greatness
Will said that greatness can be achieved by anybody and that every person has the potential to become successful. Will then said the quote ‘I know who I am and I know what I believe and that’s all I need to know’. He was referring to the fact that any person can succeed by believing in himself.
Will pointed out that it doesn’t matter where you start from
Will said that growing up with the mentality of believing that ‘Where you were is where you are gonna be’ is wrong. He instead said that believing that where you were won’t matter because you can still be great is the right thing to do to become successful.
Will spoke about the difference between talent and skill
Will said ‘Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft’. Will said the he never believed he is skilled and that he became successful because he was a very hard worker. He said that he follows ridiculously sickening work ethic.
Will said that talent can’t help without hard work
Will said that a talented person can fail if he doesn’t work very hard. He said that he is the kind of person who can die on a treadmill and that if someone competed with him he will either win or die on the treadmill. (See Why some people think that Will Smith is very inspiring?)
Will told a story about a brick wall he had to build when he was 12
Will said that his father told him don’t ever tell me there is something that you can’t do. He said that building the wall took a year and half. Will said you don’t set out to build a wall, but you should focus on laying single bricks perfectly each day until you end up with a wall.
Will talked about making a difference and making the world better
Will said ‘If you are not making someone else’s life better then you are wasting your time’. Will said that whatever you do should be meaningful. He stated that he wanted his job, life and everything he does to have a great meaning and to impact the world in a good way.
Will said that he believes that every person can create what he wants to create
Will said that he loved Paulo Coelho’s book The Alchemist because he believed that every person can do what he believes he can do. Will said that before anybody in the world can believe in it, you have to do it first. He said there is no reason for plan B because it distracts you from plan A. (See What does it feel like to achieve your dreams?)
Will kept asserting that each person can reach his goals
Will repeated Confucius’ quote ‘He who says he can and who he says he can’t are both usually right’. He said that being realistic is the fastest path to mediocrity. Will said that it’s unrealistic to have a piece of metal flying in the air but it happened because the Wright brothers believed in it.
Will said that a person can make a dream come true by demanding the universe
Will said that when someone believes in an idea and visualizes it, he demands the universe to make it come true. He said that the way the universe works makes it possible for any person to get what he wants if he believed in it.
Will said that you just need to decide
Will said that once a person decides who he’s gonna be and how he is gonna do it, it is enough to let the universe allow him to achieve it. He said that you have to focus with all your heart and skill on what you want in order to get it.
Will said he is motivated by fear
Will said he hates to fear doing something and that’s why he started attacking the things he feared doing. Will said that a person should not fear dying for the truth because the truth is the only thing that is gonna be constant.
The video ended with Will Smith’s famous quote from The Pursuit of Happyness
Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. Not even me, alright? (alright) You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.
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