Will Smith is an American producer, rapper, comedian, songwriter and my favourite actor of all times. I find him successful for the mindset and the work ethics he has, not necessarily for the income he has, although it is an indication for the first two.
In a negative world, it is awesome to be a positive beacon that guides you, me and all people towards the awesome possibilities out there, compared to gathering wealth by killing and cheating and bringing others down. It’s easy not to struggle, it’s easy to break the rules for the own comfort, it’s easy not to be nice, it’s easy to talk sh*t about everybody and everything. What’s hard is to find the silver lining in anything. It’s hard to be nice when someone behaves badly with you. It’s hard to show empathy in a selfish world because it will hurt sometimes. Apparently, it all goes to having an easy hateful life or a hard positive one (I say hard because it is a struggle to find positivity when it doesn’t seem to be any).
Every time I hear Mr. Smith talking about life, I get inspired as f*ck because he represents a model for me thanks to his “sickening work ethic”. If we manage to make a habit out of pushing our limits, we’re pushing the possible outcome beyond its limits. If we give to our family an extra smile, they will be extra happy. If we do an extra set of push-ups, our muscles will extra grow. Is all about these little bits of extras that can make our life extra.
You can find below a video made by Evan Carmichael with his view about Top 10 Rules for Success that Will Smith applies in his life.
Each rule was my favourite until I got to the last one (“Ask Awesome Questions”) which stuck with me because it is one of the things I’m trying to do here, on Pointless Overthinking. Which rule do you resonate the most with?