Will Smith's Wisdom Will Smith I have a great time with my life, and I want to share it. Shares his wisdom on life I love living, I think that's infectious. It's something you can't fake. Greatness exists in all of us Greatness is not this wonderful esoteric elusive godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us. It’s very simple. This is what I believe. And I'm willing to die for it, period. It's that simple. (I know who I am, I know what I believe) I know who I am, I know what I believe and that's all I need to know, so from there you do what u need to do. You know. And I think what happens is we make the situation more complex than it has to be. (But it's got to be something complex to understand) Absolutely, it can't be that easy. Yes it can We didn't grow up with the sense that where we were was where we were going to be. We grew up with the sense that where we were almost didn't matter because we were becoming something greater. There’s no shortcut to success The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel who have dreams that want to do things. Talent u have naturally, skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft. I've never really viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous sickening work-affix You know while the other guy's sleeping, I’m working, while the other guys eating, I’m working there's no easy way around it. No matter how talented you are, your talent is going to fail you if you're not skilled. if u don’t study if u don't work really hard and dedicate yourself to being better every single day you’ll never being able to communicate with people with your artistry the way you want the only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill u might have more talent u might be smarter than me, but if we get on the treadmill together there's two things, u getting of first or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple. Lay one brick at a time (One summer his dad toured down a brick wall on the front of his business and told 12-years-old Will and his 9years-old brother to rebuild it. A job they said was impossible. It took them a year and a half, but they did it.) And he said "now don't u ever tell me, there's something that u can't do. U don't try to build a wall, u don't set out to build a wall. You don't say I'm going to build the biggest baddest greatest wall that has ever been build. U doesn’t start there. You say I'm going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. And you do that every single day and soon you have a wall.
Focus on making a difference You know, it's an idea that my grandmother always had that if u going to be here, then there's a necessity to make a difference. She always instilled the responsibility, the spiritual responsibility that u have to make every group u come in contact with better. I want to do good. I want the world to be better because I was here. I want my life, I want my work, I want my family, I want it to mean something. And it’s like if you are not making someone else's life better then you're wasting your time. I mean your life will become better by making other lives better. Represent an idea I want to represent an idea, I want to represent possibilities. I want to represent the idea that u really can make what u want one of my favorite books is the alchemist (Paulo Coelho) and I just believed that. I believe that I can create whatever I want to create. You have to believe The first step, before anybody else in the world believes it, is you have to believe it. There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A. I think that there's a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You have to believe that something different then what has happened for the last 15 million years of history. You have to believe that something different can happen. Confusions said 'he who says he can, and he who says he can't, are both usually right.' Nothing is unrealistic Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity. Why would u be realistic? What's the point of being realistic? (When you want to do something, you just have to do it.) Yeah I'm going to do it, it's done. It’s already done. The second I decide it's done it's already done. So now we just got to wait for yall to see. It’s unrealistic to walk in a room and flip a switch and lights come on. That’s unrealistic. Unfortunately Edison didn't think so. It’s unrealistic to think u going to invent a piece of metal, and fly people over the ocean in that metal. That’s unrealistic but unfortunately the Wright brothers and all the others didn't believe that. And it just seems like such a ridiculous idea to me embrace the idea that it's not going to happen, that's not real... as soon as you say it, now u just make it real. Our thoughts are physical our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas are physical in the universe that if we dream something, if we picture something if we commit ourselves to it, that that is a physical trust towards realization that we can put into the universe, that the universe is not a thing that's going to push us around. That the world, the people and situations are not something that's going to push us around. That we are going to bend the universe and command and demand that the universe becomes what we want it to be. I study the patterns of the universe There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has. Make a choice right? You just decide what's it going to be, who u going to be and how u going to do it. Just decide, and then from that point, the universe is going to get out your way. It’s like water, it wants to move and go around stuff you know.
You know there's a flow of the universe that Iâ€™ve grown to know just how to go with it. You really got to focus I realize that, to have the level of success that I want to have, it's difficult to spread it out and do multiple things. It takes such a desperate, obsessive, focus. You really got to focus with all of your fiber and all of your heart and all of your creativity. Attack your fears I'm motivated by fear. (Fear of what?) Fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something. And I think what developed in my early days, was the attitude that I started attacking things that I was scared of. (Frankie Rosenfeld said the only thing u ever fear is fear itself.) Be willing to die for the truth U can't be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that's always going to be constant. Protect your dream Donâ€™t ever let somebody tell u, u can't do something. Not even me. All right? U got to dream, u got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they going to tell u can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period!