You all Know Will Smith?

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Most people know this man for being on the red carpet. But I know him more personally as being a fantastic teacher of life and well-being. Here is a snippet from an interview when Will is asked about how his father taught him one of his greatest and most memorable life lessons.

RD: Was he (Will's father) a taskmaster?
Smith: Oh, yeah, he was very serious about things being a certain way. When my father got out of the Air Force, he started his own refrigeration business. I might have been 12 and my brother 9 when one day he decided he wanted a new front wall at his shop. He tore the old one down -- it was probably 16 feet high and 40 feet long. And he told us that this was going to be our gig over the summer. We were standing there thinking, There will never, ever, be a wall here again. We went brick by brick for the entire summer and into winter and then back into spring. One day there was a wall there again. I know my dad had been planning this for a long time. He said, "Now, don't you all ever tell me there's something you can't do." And he walked into the shop. The thing I connect to is: I do not have to build a perfect wall today. I just have to lay a perfect brick. Just lay one brick, dude.


When it comes to pursuing success, it can seem daunting sometimes to take in the whole picture. But all one needs to think about is getting a little bit done one day at a time.


Love it. I find that this quote alone really pushes me in getting things done in my business. thought I would share it with you all.

Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    There's no doubting why Will Smith is a success. He thinks success and does successful things.

    Try running a youtube search on him many great videos describing his train of thought. He's huge on personal development and positive thinking.

    Thanks for sharing

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    • Profile picture of the author Angela Chen Shui
      Thanks for this reminder of that interview. Will has a much deeper side that will find much greater expression. And he's instilling it in his son just as his father did for he and his brother.

      Thanks again!
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      • Profile picture of the author K.serrattan
        Originally Posted by Angela Chen Shui View Post

        Thanks for this reminder of that interview. Will has a much deeper side that will find much greater expression. And he's instilling it in his son just as his father did for he and his brother.

        Thanks again!
        Isn't it great? Jayden's starring role in, "Karate Kid" is such a fantastic movie. It is so refreshing to have that sort of humble talent on the red carpet. rather than the ordinary fiasco's. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author K.serrattan
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      There's no doubting why Will Smith is a success. He thinks success and does successful things.

      Try running a youtube search on him many great videos describing his train of thought. He's huge on personal development and positive thinking.

      Thanks for sharing

      Ryan
      Oh yeah. I've exhausted youtube search results of Will Smith :p I really love his stuff. Nice to know others share the same thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author HugoG
    Yeah I heard this on an interview he did. Will is the definitely somebody that knows how to make things happen in this life.

    He also says that what separates him from the rest is his work ethic.

    He works like nobody else will.
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  • Profile picture of the author rickcast66
    That's a good message. Definately helps to keep focused.
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    • Profile picture of the author DawnMarie
      Some of my Favorite Will Smith Quotes -

      I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.

      In my mind, I've always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y'all just didn't know yet.

      Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.

      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.
      -Will Smith

      And by the way, Will Smith's net worth is estimated at several HUNDRED million. Not bad for someone who's dad was in refrigeration.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Cummins
    That is an awesome interview. I have a new found respect for Will Smith now.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Profile picture of the author PaulMark
    I bet there are tons of folks who think Will is just "lucky."

    It great to see folks with talent work and make it even better/
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  • Profile picture of the author TyroneShelley
    Awesome video. He is an inspiration, someone that knows what he wants in life and knows what life is all about.. Thanks for the video post
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  • Profile picture of the author enSo
    Will Smith is a genius.
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    • Profile picture of the author ada
      Here is another Will Smith interview I think you guys should watch.

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      • Profile picture of the author swilliams09
        Originally Posted by ada View Post

        Here is another Will Smith interview I think you guys should watch.

        YouTube - Will Smith - Tavis Smiley Interview
        um no. 2+2 still equals 4. Sorry dude. You just decide? Can you guys not hear the scientology in this?

        I do like the part about not being outworked. That is the only part of this that makes sense. That's real. That's the non hollywood mindthink. That first few minutes was hollywood mumbo jumbo.
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        • Profile picture of the author swilliams09
          Originally Posted by Gordon Gekko View Post

          That 2+2 part might've went over your head, lol. He was using that as an example.
          It might. But my old gran had a few sayings, when people tell you who they are, believe them. And you can be so open minded that your brains fall out. And you can be so smart, you're stupid. So, maybe, it might have went over yours, just in an entirely different way.
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  • Profile picture of the author enterpryzman
    Thanks,
    I never knew he was this type of guy. This is a great thread and video.

    Enterpryzman
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb D Miller
    Very inspiring. Will reminds me of guys like Kobe and Michael Jordan. In interviews they get asked stuff like "were you surprised when you finally made it?" And their response is like "No, I succeeded in my mind a thousand times before it happened in reality."

    Thanks for the clips!
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  • Profile picture of the author IMoptimizer
    He's one of the most tallented actors and individual in the world. If you take any pointers, you should take some from Will Smith. He knows what he's doing and it's working.
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