“7 Important Ways to Think About Life” Taught by Will Smith

Thinking about life in meaningful and purposeful ways can lead to personal growth, fulfillment, and a deeper understanding of one’s values and goals.

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Will Smith has achieved success in a wide range of activities, from the Academy Award to the Grammy Award, but behind the scenes, there is a philosophy that he values. Will Smith is an actor, film director, and even a rapper, but did you know he is also known as a philosopher? A video project called “ Will’s Wisdom,” in which he interviews Will Smith about important philosophies in life, became a hot topic. What is the secret that led him to success?

The Secret About Life that Led Will Smith to Success

1. Is nothing impossible? set high goals in life

"What's the value in being realistic? Even Edison was totally unrealistic, wasn't he?"

Most of the ideas the world has developed were initially thought to be impossible. Let’s not get too caught up in realistic thinking about what we can do now and go beyond the boundaries of common sense.
You can grow significantly by striving for goals that push you beyond your limits.

2. Don’t have a “Plan B” that is straight to your goal

"Having a Plan B (a backup plan in case Plan A fails) only gets in the way of Plan A (what you want to do most)"

Focus on achieving what you want most, above all else. Having a plan for when you fail interferes with your focus on your goals. The key to success is to put your all into one thing. When you think of Plan B, don’t you think in your heart that it won’t work?

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3. Always aim for the top and strive to improve

" I always strive to be a great person, like the successful people in history. "

to achieve great things, you must work many times harder than others. It’s also important to help people become better people. Determination, goals, and ambition are essential for this. There are no shortcuts to success. Always try to help others.

4. If you keep holding your ideal self in your mind, it will turn out that way.

"I keep saying to myself, 'I'm a Hollywood superstar.'"

It is important to always keep a picture in your mind of what you want to become. The narrower the goal, the easier it is to make it a reality. Visualize your ideal lifestyle, partner, and job. And keep thinking about it.

05. Everything will work out! having baseless confidence

"If I really wanted to be president, I would try my best. And no one would be able to stop me."

Have confidence in your abilities and believe from the bottom of your heart that you can achieve your goals. It is important to have confidence even if you have no basis for it. To be successful, you must always have positive hopes.

06. You overestimate how wonderful you are.

“The truth is, we’re all good at different things. We’re all ignorant in a sense.”

People tend to overestimate others and underestimate themselves. Stop thinking of yourself as insignificant and underestimating yourself. Each person has their pros and cons. It’s important to think of other people as wonderful, but you also have an irreplaceable charm.

7. Leave criticism behind and keep moving forward positively

"Sometimes in life you come across people who behave rudely. But if you get caught up in that, you're only going to tire yourself out."

Even if you don’t like something or have a critical opinion, don’t let it get you down. It is necessary to always have an open mind, accept opinions, and move on. Rather than negative criticism, listen to positive feedback and move forward.

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Remember that thinking about life is an ongoing and evolving process. It’s important to regularly revisit and adjust your perspectives and priorities as you grow and change over time. Your understanding of life and what’s meaningful to you may evolve, leading to a more purposeful and fulfilling journey.

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