He’s an actor, rapper, producer, and songwriter.
He’s worth over $250 million.
He’s Will Smith and here are…
The Top 10 Rules for Success from Will Smith
1. Don’t listen to the #littleman.
Don’t let other people dictate your life decisions. When other people see you doing something they don’t approve of, or they can’t do themselves, they may prevent you from doing it yourself. Don’t listen to the negativity and discouragement. Drown out any influences that are pulling you away from your ultimate goals and dreams. Whether or not you succeed is up to you. Once you decide to listen to the still, small voice inside yourself that you know is right, then you must do your best to follow through with your course of action, and prove everybody wrong. The best way to do this is to succeed.
2. Where you are isn’t where you’re going to be.
“It isn’t where you came from, its where you’re going that counts.” Ella Fitzgerald
Avoid getting stuck in the narrow focus of your situation and circumstances. You could have it harder than many people do, but as Gary Vaynerchuk once said, you don’t have it as bad as the person who is “in last place.” Remember that today is only temporary, and a new day is just around the corner. Choose today to focus on the compelling future that you have ahead of you.
3. Make a choice.
We are who we chose to be. Who do you want to be? The sooner you decide who you are going to be, it will be easier for you to figure out how and what you are going to do to become that person. Once you set a destination, the path will appear right before your eyes, just decide where you want to go.
4. Have a purpose.
When you have a purpose that lifts you up and inspires you, getting out of bed will be that much easier. Instead of feeling like you are constantly pushing, you will feel like you are being pulled by an enormous source of energy and power. Wherever you are in life right now, finding your life purpose will give your life meaning, which will increase your drive and determination to succeed.
5. Be great.
“Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste – you know it’s something that truly exists in all of us. It’s very simple, this is what I believe and I’m willing to die for it. Period. It’s that simple. And that’s all I need to know, so from there you do what you need to do.” Will Smith
If you don’t commit, you will never discover the success and greatness that awaits you. Commitment is what sets the people who succeed apart from those who don’t. An unwavering commitment is going to pull you through the rough and hard times that you will face on your journey. Don’t give up. Keep going, and above all else, COMMIT.
7. Don’t be outworked.
Will Smith said it best.
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right?
You’re not going to out-work me. It’s such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren’t getting the places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It’s strictly based on being out-worked; it’s strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.”
8. Work on your skills.
Many people are given a pretty picture of successful people, entrepreneurship, and athletes. We all see the outcome, the flashy cars, massive houses, and luxury vacations. How often do we consider what it took to get there? It’s easy to look at these people and conclude that they didn’t work as hard as we are working to achieve our goals. Instead of focusing on what they have, or the outcome that you see, think about how much time and effort they have invested to get where they are today.
“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.” Will Smith
9. Let fear motivate you.
Fear can be used to learn, take action, and develop a growth mindset. If you want to learn more about how you can use fear to your advantage, you might like 5 Ways to Use Fear to Your Advantage.
10. Be amazing at what you do.
If you have the desire to be the best you can be, then the first thing you can do is START. We all start somewhere, so right where you are is a good place to start. Be amazing, and do great things!
“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” Napoleon Hill
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