Between his interviews and his Instagram videos, Will Smith definitely delivers some powerful Words of Wisdom. This one here is serious motivation for me to get my life together! Hope it gives you a push too.
In this IG video, Will talks about how he was once approached by a guy who had dreams of being an actor just like him. I’m sure that, over his long career, Will’s heard that by a lot of people. He shared that the problem is 99% of people dream about what they want to do, but they aren’t willing to do what it takes to get there.
Truth be told, the required work is what throws people off. Sacrifices are going to have to be made. There may be some late nights. You’re going to have to leave your comfort zone. You have to be self-disciplined and 100% dedicated to learning and growing in your craft. That kind of effort is what gets you ahead, and not too many people are as up for it as they claim to be. But, if you really want to make your dream reality, you’ll do what it takes.
I needed this video this morning, and I hope it inspires all of you too!
Will Smith gives this great example of facing your fears head on to get to the great things on the other side. He went skydiving in Dubai with friends a while back, and was really excited before it started to hit him like, “Yo, I’m really hopping out of a plane tomorrow….” The fear was real then! But he got there, and his skydiving instructor pushed him out a little earlier than expected so he wouldn’t chicken out. It turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences of his life! “The best things in life are on the other side of terror,” Will concluded.
That’s something I needed to hear right now in my life. I’m in a good place, but I’m working to get to new levels, and it’s really scary. It’s scary to move out of your comfort zone, to go after new opportunities, to pitch new ideas to your company, to start your own business, etc. But, once you push past that fear, and see what great things awaited you on the other side, it’s a feeling like none other. So I’m committed to continue to face my fears to get to my destiny and what God has for me. How about you?
Watch Will speak about his experience below!