If you’re like me, you love a good Will Smith movie. But did you also know he is a pretty powerful speaker?
Recently, Will Smith made a video that is taking the internet by storm. In it, he talks about success, and how some achieve it, while others...well don’t.
He attributes this division to people’s relationship to failure, and how at times, they’re ‘failing’ to realize failure is necessary. “It’s always a little bit frustrating to me when people have a negative relationship with failure. Failure is a massive part of being able to be successful,” Will Smith notes.
Will Smith has experienced some failure of his own, but it hasn’t held him back from moving forward and still being successful. In 2013, Smith made a movie with his son called “After Earth” and it flopped. Smith told Esquire, that what made this a failure for him is that he had encouraged his son to be in the movie.
What did he do with his failure, though? He decided to learn from it.
“What I learned from that failure is how you win. I got reinvigorated after the failure of ‘After Earth,’” Smith said.
Not long after the release of ‘After Earth’ he also found out some other devastating news that would forever change his life.
Smith states, “After Earth comes out, I get the box-office numbers on Monday and I was devastated for about twenty-four minutes, and then my phone rang and I found out my father had cancer.”
He proceeded to get on the treadmill—for what seemed like a long time—and just took some time to really think. When he was done thinking, he decided it was best to shift his focus.
“And that Monday started the new phase of my life, a new concept: Only love is going to fill that hole. You can't win enough, you can't have enough money, you can't succeed enough. There is not enough. The only thing that will ever satiate that existential thirst is love. And I just remember that day I made the shift from wanting to be a winner to wanting to have the most powerful, deep, and beautiful relationships I could possibly have,” Smith stated.
Watch this powerful video of Will Smith telling us how we can deal with our failures, just like Smith:
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