My favorite Will Smith quotes
from “Will’s Wisdom”
Making a Difference:
“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. ”
“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocraty.
Why would you be realistic? What’s the point of being unrealistic?
It’s unrealistic to walk into a room and flip a switch and lights come on.
That’s unrealistic, but fortunately Edison didn’t think so.
It’s unrealistic to think you’re going to bend a piece of metal and fly people over an ocean.
That’s unrealistic, but fortunately the Wright brothers and others didn’t believe that.”
“I think that there is acertain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. you have to believe that something different than what has happend for the last 50 million years of history, you have to believe that something different can happen.”
~ Will Smith
Persistence & Hard Work:
“Talent you have naturally, skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft. No matter how talented you are you talent is going to fail you if you are not skilled.”
“You don’t say, ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that has ever been built.’
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.'”
“We didn’t grow up with the sense that where we were is 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!”
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you can’t do something.
You have got a dream, you’ve got to protect it.
People who can’t do something themselves,
they want to tell you, ‘You can’t do it.’
You want something? Go get it. Period!”
~ Will Smith, Pursuit of Happyness