Will Smith first came onto my radar when I watched Fresh Prince of Bel Air and then the movie Bad Boys. Since then I watched all of his movies. He is one of my favorite actors and I find him truly inspiring with all his words of wisdom.
He has a track record of success that anybody would envious of having enjoyed great success in three different entertainment fields: TV, Music, and Movies. In the 80s, he started as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff with modest success, but he quickly rose to fame after taking the title role in the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Will Smith has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters like Bad Boys 1 and 2, Men In Black, iRobot, The Pursuit of Happiness, 7 Pounds, Hancock, I am Legend, and Ali. Through his films, his love for life and his speeches, he has become an inspiration not just to myself but to millions of people around the world. His most inspirational movie for me was In The Pursuit of Happiness and I will raise my hand I did cry in the movie during the scene when they slept in the bathroom.
Here are my favorite quotes from Will Smith.
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith
“I believe you need to be educated on what you want to do in life, but I don’t believe you necessarily need college to get there.” – Will Smith
“The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and say’s, “Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can possibly continue.” You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running. You will how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no new problem you could have–with your parents, with school, with a bully. There’s no new problem that someone hasn’t already had and written about it in a book.” – Will Smith
“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.” – Will Smith
“Life isn’t how many breaths you take, but it’s the moments that take your breath away.” – Will Smith
“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me the danger is very real but fear is a choice.” – Will Smith
“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away” – Will Smith
“You can’t be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that is ever going to be constant.” – Will Smith
“Money & success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith
“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to yours. And stay.” – Will Smith
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is, I am not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things. You are getting off first. Or I am going to die. It’s that simple.” – Will Smith
“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.” – Will Smith
“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.” – Will Smith
“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.” – Will Smith
“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste, it’s something that truly exists in all of us.” – Will Smith
“I believe you need to be educated about what you want to do in life, but I don’t believe you actually need college to get you there.” – Will Smith
“Greatness exists in all of us. “ – Will Smith