Anyone who grew up in the ’90s still probably thinks of him as the goofy and lovable hooligan from The Fresh Prince. Now 45, Will Smith is married with two talented children. He’s left behind his rough-and-tumble ways, and now he’s an unexpected source of inspiration. Here are some of Will Smith’s most inspirational quotes.
“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.”
“The first step is you have to say that you can.”
“Love is the ultimate theme, but it’s not just for women.”
“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”
“We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care.”
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”
“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are better at hiding it than others.”
“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay.”
“There are so many people who have lived and died before you. You will never have a new problem; you’re not going to ever have a new problem. Somebody wrote the answer down in a book somewhere.”
“Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they are going to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.”
“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, than you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.”
Make the world a better place and you’ll make your life better too. Be selfless.