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Powerful Things we Can Learn from Will Smith

Updated on April 2, 2012
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Many people do not realise how intelligent and how focused of a man the actor Will Smith is. He slowly becoming an iconic figure, not just because of his acting. He is becoming an iconic figure because he is one of the great teachers and believers of total self belief and total self confidence. Here is what we can learn from Will Smith, if you want to change your life and you want to make something of yourself. Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Then, you need to take note of some of Will Smith's beliefs.

Greatness is Something That We Can All Experience

"Greatness is not something that only the special amongst us will ever get to taste" Will Smith

This is what Will Smith said, he believes that greatness is something that we can all experience in our lives, if we are willing to put the necessary time in. It takes a constant pounding and constant practice and repetition of our chosen craft to achieve greatness. It takes sheer dedication and focus, as well self belief and total confidence in our ability to achieve our goal. Sociologist Malcolm Gladwell and other scholars have argued that in order to achieve greatness it takes 10,000 hours of practice. Greatness comes from sheer hard work and practice. Anyone can achieve it if they are willing to put the time in. Gladwell talks about Boris Becker, the Williams sisters, and the Beatles stating that they had at least 10,000 hours of practice to reach world class standard. If you want to reach world class standard, it takes sheer practice. Michael Jackson said it in an Interview, he said:

"If you want to become great you have to study the greats and work harder than they did"

Making a Decision

Will Smith talks about the redemptive power of making a decision. He says there is something powerful in simply making a decision to do something. You have to decide that you want something, and with laser beam focus you after it. We have to decide what we want for our lives and push ourselves to achieve it. Watch this video of Will Smith here:


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Our Thoughts Create our Reality

The way we think can shape the reality we live in. Will Smith and other great thinkers have been pounding on about this for years. If we think it, we can achieve it. Constant negative thoughts can hinder our progress and attract negative outcomes. Constant self belief and positive thoughts, as well as hard work can bring about miraculous results. You can write your own million dollar check, you can create your own reality, and live the life you want. It is all in your mind.

"All that we are is a result of what we have thought" Buddha

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Hard Work

Will Smith along with other advocates of positive thought believes in the power of hard work. Alicia Keys once said. "Never underestimate the power of hard work"

Hard work really does pay off, you only have to look at some of the greatest actors, athletes, musicians and scientists of our time, and in history. Self belief coupled with hard work, and we cannot go wrong. Focus and dedicate yourself to your dream and it is already done.

Watch this video on Michael Jordan, one of the hardest working sportsmen ever.



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      intriguewriter 6 years ago from worldwide

      Thank you for reading! He is a nice guy, I like him a lot. He is decent and very very hard working. Not a lot of people actually know that about him though. He really believes in what he is doing, and is teaching others to do the same.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 6 years ago from Planet Earth

      Will Smith is a great guy - he's one of those who just looks decent and friendly, no matter what he is doing. Nice hub!

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