4 Will Smith quotes that apply to your dating life
1. “I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.”
There’s a direct correlation between effort and success. Natural abilities or special talents can’t always carry people. In sports, for example, you always hear about talented players who squander their potential by not putting in the time required to achieve long-term success, while there are plenty of athletes who aren’t the strongest, fastest, etc., and yet they succeeded through an unrelenting work ethic.
2. “Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.”
Money and time are the two most valuable assets you can invest when you’re trying to get better at something. But most people hesitate to sacrifice either of those things for their goals. For some, there’s a certain safety net in never trying; if you don’t try, you don’t fail.
However, eventually you have to put in the time and, if applicable, the money to propel yourself forward, even if there may be a few setbacks along the way.
3. “I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likeable.”
Everyone has special qualities and everyone has flaws. People with magnetic personalities aren’t necessarily better than you in any way, it’s just that they learned to accentuate their positive qualities.
4. “I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class.”
There are books, videos, articles and other forms of media containing any kind of knowledge you would ever want to know. You can minimize the frustrating trial and error involved in your learning curve by taking advantage of all the instructional resources out there.
About Jordan Murray Jordan is a journalist who has written extensively about dating and lifestyle for multiple publications.