This was a clip shared several weeks ago with our staff and the reason I like it is because of it’s simplistic certainty and truth.
Make a decision about who you want to be and just go out and BE it.. no questions, hesitations – just begin - NOW. If you are unhappy because you are too fat, too thin, too poor, too rich, too stressed, too busy, too angry, etc etc etc.. then do something about it. We all make the choice everyday to either win or lose, to change or remain the same. There is no magic formula, no ‘wait until this date,’ – the formula is doing what you say you will, and do it now. If you want something – if you want to be the best, if you want to succeed at whatever it is you are trying to accomplish then be prepared to work for it. Work harder then anyone you know. And expect to fall down a few times along the way - but that doesn't mean the treadmill of life stops there.. it's still moving, so jump back on and keep running! Hustle - yes, the guy that hustles the most gets the ball; BUT if he misses a few he also recognizes where he went wrong and corrects that for next time. No looking back, reminiscing on past failures - learn the lesson and onwards and upwards.
Too many of us determine that others success is based purely on luck. Sure luck is something - lucky to be in the right place at the right time, lucky to learn your passion early in life, lucky to have someone help you out along the way. BUT luck means absolutely nothing if not teamed up with the attitude to win at all costs and do what it takes every single day - AND that is what makes Will Smith and others similar to him different then those who sit and continue to whine about their failures and 'could haves' and 'should haves.' Take a page from Will and keep running and hustling for what YOU believe in and are capable of.