Name: Willard Carroll Smith II
Birthday: 25 September 1968
Of all the stories in Hollywood there is not another one quite like Will Smith’s. During his school days, his fast talking, charming and witty personality earned him the title “The Prince”. He has since channelled his outgoing nature, sense of humour and creativity into each of his endeavours. At present, he has already had three successful careers as a Grammy award winning rapper, sitcom sensation and finally he is considered one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. A film starring Will Smith is about as close as you can get to a sure thing in terms of success, whether it is science-fiction, romantic comedy or a summer blockbuster.
A born performer and natural in the limelight, Smith enjoys his superstar status. Enjoying success in multiple areas of entertainment, Will Smith is a truly versatile performer, whose abilities as a musician and an actor allows him to move from one craft to another with effortlessness. His warm, infectious personality and adaptability has made him popular with all races and generations. There is an ease and enthusiasm about him that transcends race and cultural boundaries and it is one of the reasons so many people like him.
It seems that everything Will has set his mind to in the past, he has achieved, he does attribute this to being willing to fail many times to get the results that he wants. He challenges himself to do things that would ordinarily scare him, and as such he can work towards overcoming his fears.
One of the greatest things about Will Smith is that he is always willing to share his wisdom and knowledge with as many people as he can so that they also can learn the lessons that he has applied to his own life and do what they love to do. He believes that if people follow their passions wholeheartedly rather than just blindly following money, they can be much more successful than they can comprehend.
Will Smith Mindset – Quotes:
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
“I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.”
“If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.”
“So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.”
“I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likeable.”
“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.”
“I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book.”
Will’s Keys to Success:
- Stop trying to impress in the wrong way– Instead of trying to focus on showing off the material things that you have, focus on showing off your natural abilities as these are more impressive and require harder work. The material items will be available to you as a result of your hard work.
- Stay peaceful – Rather than letting negative people and bad events bring you down, allow yourself to live and let go of such misfortune. Focus on how you can accept bad situations and things will immediately seem better.
- Learn from books – Books are one of the greatest ways to acquire new knowledge. You will notice that high achievers are very often those that read a wide variety of books, frequently. If you haven’t read too much before, start with things that highly interest you as these will be easiest to focus on, you will be able to build a habit from there.
Will’s Other Interests:
Chess, Fencing, Hip-Hop, Spanish Language