Will Smith is just one of those iconic figures that it feels like we all grew up with.
Whether you were rockin’ with him since his Fresh Prince days or turning up to one of his 90s hits like “Miami”, chances are that you probably spent your bread to see a few of his movies in your days — and you might’ve even cried during some of them.
The dude is everywhere, always and has been one of the most consistent actors in Hollywood for decades. But of course as you know, that didn’t just happen by accident.
Will Smith is one of the hardest working men in entertainment and luckily for us, he’s down to share the lessons he’s learned any chance he gets. He’s always dropping straight facts and has the wisdom that we should all be opening our ears to. He’ll put things into perspective in a way we can all relate to:
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
There’s something different about Will Smith’s energy that you can sense from listening to any one of his interviews. He’s just on another level of thinking and while his ideas may sound a little wild to some, he speaks from experience (and racks).
Realistically, dude could be a motivational speaker if he really wanted to and get paid to inspire others. At least he has an Instagram now, which is the next best thing.
Throughout all the success, Will has remained humble and raised a couple of young stars in Jaden and Willow. His journey is far from over, but there’s still so many things we can pick up and realize just by hearing what the man has to say:
“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”
His way of thinking, which was instilled by his mother and father early on, is that of overcoming fear, not settling for mediocrity, and consistently being the hardest worker at your craft. Will has been at the top for years now and has knowledge that only a few people can say they have.
It seems that most of these inspirational figures from Will Smith to Diddy, Kanye, and The Rock have these same message. We just need to listen more.