Strictly Based On Hustle – Inspirational words from Will Smith

“You don’t try to build a wall. You don’t set out and say ‘I’m gonna build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that has ever been built’. You say ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid’. You do this every single day, and soon you have a wall.” – Will Smith

As I’m sure many of you do, I sign up for Alwyn Cosgrove’s newsletter. The above quote from Will Smith was within a recent post Alwyn sent out. Also in this post, Alwyn linked to an older post which was a very inspirational segment from Will Smith – so inspirational, I had to repost it for my own repeat viewing and to share the excellent message for those who may not have seen it yet.

This entire 6:23 minute clip is chock full of great thoughts from Will Smith, including some of the following: 

“I don’t want to be an icon, I want to be an idea. You know, I want to represent an idea, I want to represent possibilities, I want to represent magic.” – Will Smith

“There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has. Rather than feeling like you’re at effect to all the things that are happening, make a choice. Like you just decide – what it’s gonna be, who you’re gonna be, how you’re gonna do it – just decide. And then from that point, the universe is gonna get out of your way….So for me, I want to represent possibilities, I want to represent you really can make what you want.”  - Will Smith

“I believe that I can create, whatever I want to create. If I can put my head on it right - study it, learn the patterns….I feel very strongly that we are who we chose to be.” – Will Smith

“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 outworked, 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 a treadmill together, there’s two things - you’re getting off first, or I’m gonna die. It’s really that simple…. You’re not going to outwork me….the guy who is willing to hustle the most, is gonna be the guy that just gets that loose ball.” - Will Smith

“If you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready” – Will Smith

I love this message. It is powerful. Check it out for yourself:

5 Comments on "Strictly Based On Hustle – Inspirational words from Will Smith"

  1. i get alwyn’s newsletter and I totally watched this video. it was fantastic!!!

  2. Alli,

    I have seen this clip before and it totally resonated with me as well. But it was great to see that so many of us can receive motivation from so many different genres.

    • allimckee says:

      Hey Cindy!

      So glad to have you on the blog! Yes, there are so many good pieces of wisdom in this clip :) I was speaking to a fellow strength coach and we were saying that training talk may only apply to a certain group of people, but motivation applies to all walks and all goals.

      Hope you are well!

  3. Matt says:

    Awesome stuff!

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