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Will Smith is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is known as one of the most powerful actors in Hollywood.

Will Smith has been nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Academy Awards, and has won 4 Grammy Awards.

Will Smith’s quotes and sayings are shared all over the internet and his voice clips are felt by multi-millions in motivational videos. Will Smith knows what it takes to achieve success and he is incredibly insightful when it comes to achieving your dreams in life.

 

Here are 56 Inspiring Will Smith quotes:

1. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

2. “There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A. “ – Will Smith

3. “I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.” – Will Smith

4. “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” – Will Smith

5. “Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain. “ – Will Smith

6. “If you’re absent during my struggle don’t expect to be present during my success.” – Will Smith

7. “If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost.” – Will Smith

8. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Will Smith

9. “Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honest, everyone is struggling, some people are just better at hiding it than others.” – Will Smith

10. “99% is the same as zero. If you are gonna do 99, go ahead and stay home.” – Will Smith

11. “Look at your 5 closest friends. Those 5 friends are who you are. If you don’t like who you are then you know what you have to do. “ – Will Smith

12th Will Smith Quote “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.” – Will Smith

13. “10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.” – Will Smith

14. “Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.” – Will Smith

15. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. “– Will Smith

16. “Boys laugh at what they put girls through but they don’t be laughing when they’re wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason.”  Will Smith

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

18. “Don’t chase people. The right people, the ones who really belong in your life, will come to you and stay.” – Will Smith

19. “Greatness exists in all of us. “ – Will Smith

20. “Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Will Smith

 

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21. “If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.” – Will Smith

22. “The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith

23. “I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.” – Will Smith

24. “I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.” – Will Smith

25. “A rapper is about being completely true to yourself. Being an actor is about changing who you are.” – Will Smith

26. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith

27. “We all want to be in love and find that person who is going to love us no matter how our feet smell, no matter how angry we get one day, no matter the things we say that we don’t mean.” – Will Smith

28. “The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.” – Will Smith

29. “I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.” – Will Smith

30. “In black neighborhoods, everybody appreciated comedy about real life. In the white community, fantasy was funnier. I started looking for the jokes that were equally hilarious across the board, for totally different reasons.” – Will Smith

31. “I’m a student of world religion, so to me, it’s hugely important to have knowledge and to understand what people are doing.” – Will Smith

32. “I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.” – Will Smith

33rd Will Smith Quote “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith

34. “Life is lived on the edge.” – Will Smith

35. “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.” – Will Smith

36. “I want the world to be better because I was here.” – Will Smith

37. “Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.” – Will Smith

38. “So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.” – Will Smith

39. “It’s quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can’t imagine what else I could do beyond this. It’s really a bittersweet kind of feeling.” – Will Smith

40. “When you create art, the world has to wait.”  Will Smith

41. “I had a hit single on the radio for 30 days before I graduated from high school.” – Will Smith

42. “In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” – Will Smith

43. “There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?” – Will Smith

44. “You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.” – Will Smith

45. “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.” – Will Smith

 

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46. “I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.” – Will Smith

47. “Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests – not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.” – Will Smith

48. “The first time that I performed as an actor was the first day on the set of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’” – Will Smith

49. “My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I’m still a virgin in a lot of ways. I’m not used to being shot down for no reason.” – Will Smith

50th Will Smith Quote – “I mean, I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance.” – Will Smith

51. “Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.” – Will Smith

52. “For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.”  Will Smith

53. “I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.” – Will Smith

54. “If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don’t think there’s anything that could stop me becoming President of the United States.” – Will Smith

55. “I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my ‘Will Smith’ thing and get paid.” – Will Smith

56. “When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer.” – Will Smith

 

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What’s your favorite Will Smith quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below!

Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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  1. Jillian

    Nov 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    my two favorite will smith quotes weren’t listed so I’m going to say them.

    1.) The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.

    2.) Life isn’t how many breaths you take, but it’s the moments that take your breath away.

    these two quotes are my favorite will smith quotes. they have inspired me the most too.

  2. sher singh

    Feb 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    very good

  3. Lawrence Berry

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Will Smith has been one of my favorite actors for quite some time now because he is truly phenomenal. I love all of his works and I like some of his raps too. I remember watching a youtube video about him explaining the story of his father and how he made him and his brother build a brick wall from nothing. It was truly inspirational. I think Will Smith is humble and a hard worker, and that is why he is so successful. I loved every last one of these quotes by him. Thanks for sharing!

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29 Stirring Idris Elba Quotes

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From his roles on major blockbusters such as Pacific Rim and The Dark Tower, to some of his smaller roles on shows such as The Wire and Luther; Idris Elba has demonstrated himself to be not only a skilled actor, but a diverse and adaptive one as well. From his rough origins in Northern London, Idris clawed & worked his way to become one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. At one point he was sleeping in a van working as a doorman. During his journey, Idris Elba has learned a lot about life, success, and sticking to your passion.

Here are some of Idris Elba’s best quotes:

1. “Waking up in truth is so much better than living in a lie.” – Idris Elba

2. “I’m never shaken or stirred.” – Idris Elba

3. “I’m an ambitious person. I never considered myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, It’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.” – Idris Elba

4. “My father always told me that a fool at 40 is a fool for life.” – Idris Elba

5. “I’m rebelling against being handed a career, like, ‘you’re the next this; you’re the next that.’ I’m not the next anything, I’m the first me. I can’t be myself, I can’t just be Idris Elba. But that’s just the nature of the business.” – Idris Elba

6. “I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do.” – Idris Elba

7. “I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over and make a mistake. That often cripples people on the onset of getting into anything.” – Idris Elba

8. “When you come from an underprivileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of.” – Idris Elba

9. “We’re all human beings. Experience is experience, let’s just be honest. Let’s not try and dissect suffering into a race, or whatever you want to calle it. We’re all human beings, one way or another. All races have gone through times that are challenging; that’s part of being a human.” – Idris Elba

10. “I’ve always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.” – Idris Elba

11. “I love working. I’m a workaholic and I’m really privileged for some of the jobs I get offered and so I just want to keep going.” – Idris Elba

12. “Work hard, sleep less.” – Idris Elba

13. “Don’t just give yourself boundaries!” – Idris Elba

14. “I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” – Idris Elba

15. “Look whoever you’re talking to in the eyes. Don’t look away. Two reasons: you can tell whether they are lying. Also, so that they can see whatever you’re saying you mean and you can connect to that person.” – Idris Elba

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16. “You wont know you got to the top until you got there.” – Idris Elba

17. “I’m a veteran of looking at an opportunity and knowing whether it will take me forever or not.” – Idris Elba

18. “That’s the thing about people, they always find ways to surprise you.” – Idris Elba

19. “Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, ‘I do music’, you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes.” – Idris Elba

20. “Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.” – Idris Elba

21. “My definition of bad-ass is that I’m a force of nature and true spirit. I’m self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am.” – Idris Elba

22. “What really excites me in a project is when it goes in a way you haven’t been before.” – Idris Elba

23. “Fear nothing. Do what you want to do, but be educated and intelligent and confident about it.” – Idris Elba

24. “The other thing I think is important is to keep your head down.” – Idris Elba

25. “I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.” – Idris Elba

26. “There are things that I really find important, and that we need to remind ourselves of. When you think about disability, do you really think about it? Someone who’s got a full-time trainer or a boxer, someone who’s got a major disability, but who doesn’t let that get in his way, that’s a really good message for someone who is able-bodied. It can make them think, ‘wow, I suppose I could be doing better for myself.” – Idris Elba

27. “Know what your target is, don’t guess it…if you don’t know what you’re targets are you’re never going to get there.” – Idris Elba

28. “It turns out that you make your own luck but you work hard to keep it.” – Idris Elba

29. “You get a reputation for answering phones, and all they do is ring.” – Idris Elba

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21 Chris Sacca Quotes on Life & Business

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Chris Sacca is an investor in major online platforms such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter. He owns & operates Lowercase Capital; a venture capital fund. He also a guest shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank appearing alongside other famous entrepreneurs such as Daymond John, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban. 

Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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11 “Good stories beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca

12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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33 Inspiring Justin Timberlake Quotes

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Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. From his humble origins in Tennessee first making headlines as a member of the popular boyband N’sync, to performing in his second Super Bowl Halftime in 2018. Justin Timberlake has had a long an successful career as an entertainer. Along the way he has learned a lot about himself, following his passions, and what it means to be truly successful.

Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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Tom Hardy is an incredible actor. From appearing in Hollywood blockbusters such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises; Hardy understands the value of endurance & sticking to your passion. Many people doubted him as he became an actor and his dreams of finding success. Now he has won multiple Oscars and is a respected member of the community.

Here are 29 of Tom Hardy’s greatest quotes:

1. “The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up, and do the best work I can.” – Tom Hardy

2. “It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.“ – Tom Hardy

3. “Love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t particularly like at that moment.“ – Tom Hardy

4. “I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.“ – Tom Hardy

5. “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.” – Tom Hardy

6. “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it.” – Tom Hardy

7. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?“ – Tom Hardy

8. “Never give power to the big man.” – Tom Hardy

9. “A great man is largely forgotten by the public. He doesn’t stand on top of a mountain waving a flag saying, “Look at me – I’m a great man.” A great man often disappears into the ether. Hardly anyone notices that he was even there, apart from his family and close friends. He was reliable. He showed up. He was there. He was useful where he could be. He made mistakes. Tried to make better of those mistakes. Doesn’t mean you have to cure cancer or understand the theory of relativity. It’s not necessarily as rock-and-roll or as cool as you might think. Part of being a great man is accepting that. To dare to be average and normal is actually a pathway to becoming a great man. To have more humility. To accept responsibility more. To just get on with what’s in front of your face. And to leave no f**king indelible mark of your ever being here, apart from the fact that you were there for your family to the best of your ability. It’s not an easy task. I’ll probably f**k it up.” – Tom Hardy

10. “I’m just getting settled as a responsible man – but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.” – Tom Hardy

11. “I hate publicists and publicity. But I love people.” – Tom Hardy

12. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of it casually an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up to my arms.” – Tom Hardy

13. “So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because a man needs purpose.” – Tom Hardy

14. “I guess is I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home…” – Tom Hardy

15. “There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.“ – Tom Hardy

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16. “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Tom Hardy

17. “Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection.” – Tom Hardy

18. “We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.“ – Tom Hardy

19. “No matter how much you can prepare for it, there’s nothing worse than the anticipation. It’s always the killer of everything. The actuality of doing something is normally a lot easier than the waiting for it.” – Tom Hardy

20. “Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of ten, that says more about them than you.” – Tom Hardy

21. “You don’t step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.” – Tom Hardy

22. “It is not the violence that sets a man apart, it is the distance heis prepared to go.” – Tom Hardy

23. “Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.” – Tom Hardy

24. “I’m going to fail to hit the mark I’ve put up before me because it’s not possible to hit it. I want to be the best at what I do so I’ve got to get over myself already because that’s never going to happen. I ain’t ever going to be god.” – Tom Hardy

25. “But I do believe the time is now.” – Tom Hardy

26. “I’m here to challenge myself and to see whether I can shapeshift in an environment that’s actually quite daunting, but which I think would be nice to shine a light into.. The destination of any interesting drama is that you shine a light into a place that not many people know about.” – Tom Hardy

27. “Within the creative arts you can create things and destroy things. Passion creates and destroys.” – Tom Hardy

28. “I’m not really a road dog. I’m a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do.” – Tom Hardy

29. “We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.” – Tom Hardy

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I’ll Tell You How To Be Confident Without The Self-Help BS: You Just Do It.

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One of the most popular topics on blogs right now is content about how to have more confidence. It’s driving me bonkers! I’m unsure what the fascination is with the subject.

Having gone through the whole confidence battle myself and come out the other side on top, I think I can share a few things that will help everybody.

 

Act as if.

Rather than be caught up in the foreplay of overthinking, considering and asking too many questions, just do.

“Quite simply, what has worked for me is to just get on with the task and tell myself I’m becoming an expert while being in motion”

Getting going is the part we’re all missing when it comes to confidence. You can’t be confident unless you get some experience at whatever you want to be confident at. This advice sounds simplistic because it is.

I’ve become more confident over the last five years by running up miles in the beaten-up VW Beetle that was my mind and body. Through gaining experience, I turned that VW Beetle into a Lamborghini by trying things and executing.

There’s no pretending when it comes to confidence. You only start to believe you are confident when you begin taking action. I could probably wrap it up right there and you’d be done when it comes to confidence. No more self-help secrets and private masterminds are required.

Act as if you are already confident and your mind will believe you. Your mind only believes what you tell it. Tell your mind you are confident and you will gain more confidence in the execution. That extraordinary mind will then do as you tell it.

 

Sit up and stand up straight soldier!

I always believed this one was total hocus pocus or maybe even a Jedi Mind Trick. It’s not. Confidence is also in the way you move. People feel confidence in you through your presence. If you need to perform at 110% in say a speech as an example, you have to stand up straight and physically be confident.

Now this is harder than it looks so here’s what I did: I stood on the stage with my back straight. I then rolled my shoulders back and poked my chest out slightly. Each movement on stage was acted out as if I was Arnold Schwarzenegger posing for the Mr Olympia Final (that’s hard as I look nothing like him but stay with me peeps).

Simply having a confident physical presence allowed the audience to be confident with the words and advice I was delivering. Even if each point I presented was not completely thought through, the effect was still the same. I came across as confident.

So, next time you want to be confident, try this out for yourself. Pick your own hero who’s oozing confidence, to be the person you imagine when you go into your confident pose. No matter how ridiculous this seems, it works. Don’t question, just do.

 

Self-talk is key: three words to confidence.

Okay, let’s not overdo this confidence lesson. The self-talk in my head when I need to be confident is very dumb and easy to copy. The three words I use are:

“You got this!”

Say those three words whenever you need to be confident. Say them over and over until they drown out your negative inner voice that wants to doubt your ability.

“Doubt is the disease that sabotages your confidence”

I had no idea about blogging as an example. I just believed I’d find a way and I did. My doubting brain told me that I was hopeless at English and couldn’t master grammar to save my life. That aside, I just used these three words to silence the inner critic.

Your inner critic is only right if you let it be. Back yourself. Talk to yourself like a winner (not a loser) and you’ll have more confidence. No need to buy that book on confidence anymore. No need to read another self-help, pump up blog post that gets you all warm and sweaty.

 

Disconnect from the outcome.

Confidence is about putting the outcome aside. Everything you do is a lesson and will give you confidence. Being tied to the idea of what the outcome looks like allows your doubting mind and your inner critic to come back to the main stage of your attention.

Where your energy flows to, is where your focus goes. Focusing on anything other than being confident about your daily battles will give you the results you hate. Nine times out of ten you can’t control the outcome anyway.

So focusing on doing your best and being confident will take you so much further. Like I keep saying “You got this!”

Swag it out like whatever outcome you achieve is phenomenal because you are incredible for waking up each day and just giving it a crack!

 

Say yes and learn later.

Confidence comes from saying yes and deciding to figure out the strategy later. If an offer or idea resonates with you, then say yes. You’ll find yourself gaining more experience by doing so. My superman complex used to make me carefully think about each offer I was presented with to assess whether I had the skills and capability.

Now I choose offers and proposals that bring me joy instead, and I use my newfound confidence to say yes, and know that I’ll learn what I need to execute properly along the way. Failing that, there’s someone I know in my network that can fill any blanks in regardless so I’m very unlikely to fail.

BUT even if I fail it’s all good because I still learned heaps, got experience and had fun in the meantime. All of which made me more confident. Confidence is unstoppable when it starts to compound through experience and taking action.

 

Remember that all of us have no idea including me.

This was something I learned through a podcast. If you look at your heroes and get to know them as friends, you’ll quickly realize, like I did with my own heroes, that they have no idea. Your heroes just act as if and see what sticks.

When approaching any goal with this in mind, you find an inner confidence to have a go and see what happens.

“When you realize we’re all flawed, it sets you free to try stuff and execute on a few wild goals that you may not succeed at”

I have no clue about most things and that’s where the beauty lies. Stop idolizing and be confident in your ability to get sh*t done.

 

We’re all extraordinary when we believe we are.

Belief in yourself is key to having confidence. The truth is that all of us can be extraordinary no matter where we come from, our nationality, the struggles we’ve gone through, what books we’ve read or who our current friends are.

The opportunity to be extraordinary exists for all of us. Let this very idea give you the confidence you need to change the world because you can.

You don’t need more self-help articles on confidence: You need to understand you’re already extraordinary.

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  1. Jillian

    Nov 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    my two favorite will smith quotes weren’t listed so I’m going to say them.

    1.) The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.

    2.) Life isn’t how many breaths you take, but it’s the moments that take your breath away.

    these two quotes are my favorite will smith quotes. they have inspired me the most too.

  2. sher singh

    Feb 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    very good

  3. Lawrence Berry

    Feb 10, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Will Smith has been one of my favorite actors for quite some time now because he is truly phenomenal. I love all of his works and I like some of his raps too. I remember watching a youtube video about him explaining the story of his father and how he made him and his brother build a brick wall from nothing. It was truly inspirational. I think Will Smith is humble and a hard worker, and that is why he is so successful. I loved every last one of these quotes by him. Thanks for sharing!

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29 Stirring Idris Elba Quotes

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From his roles on major blockbusters such as Pacific Rim and The Dark Tower, to some of his smaller roles on shows such as The Wire and Luther; Idris Elba has demonstrated himself to be not only a skilled actor, but a diverse and adaptive one as well. From his rough origins in Northern London, Idris clawed & worked his way to become one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. At one point he was sleeping in a van working as a doorman. During his journey, Idris Elba has learned a lot about life, success, and sticking to your passion.

Here are some of Idris Elba’s best quotes:

1. “Waking up in truth is so much better than living in a lie.” – Idris Elba

2. “I’m never shaken or stirred.” – Idris Elba

3. “I’m an ambitious person. I never considered myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, It’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.” – Idris Elba

4. “My father always told me that a fool at 40 is a fool for life.” – Idris Elba

5. “I’m rebelling against being handed a career, like, ‘you’re the next this; you’re the next that.’ I’m not the next anything, I’m the first me. I can’t be myself, I can’t just be Idris Elba. But that’s just the nature of the business.” – Idris Elba

6. “I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do.” – Idris Elba

7. “I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over and make a mistake. That often cripples people on the onset of getting into anything.” – Idris Elba

8. “When you come from an underprivileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of.” – Idris Elba

9. “We’re all human beings. Experience is experience, let’s just be honest. Let’s not try and dissect suffering into a race, or whatever you want to calle it. We’re all human beings, one way or another. All races have gone through times that are challenging; that’s part of being a human.” – Idris Elba

10. “I’ve always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.” – Idris Elba

11. “I love working. I’m a workaholic and I’m really privileged for some of the jobs I get offered and so I just want to keep going.” – Idris Elba

12. “Work hard, sleep less.” – Idris Elba

13. “Don’t just give yourself boundaries!” – Idris Elba

14. “I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” – Idris Elba

15. “Look whoever you’re talking to in the eyes. Don’t look away. Two reasons: you can tell whether they are lying. Also, so that they can see whatever you’re saying you mean and you can connect to that person.” – Idris Elba

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16. “You wont know you got to the top until you got there.” – Idris Elba

17. “I’m a veteran of looking at an opportunity and knowing whether it will take me forever or not.” – Idris Elba

18. “That’s the thing about people, they always find ways to surprise you.” – Idris Elba

19. “Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, ‘I do music’, you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes.” – Idris Elba

20. “Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.” – Idris Elba

21. “My definition of bad-ass is that I’m a force of nature and true spirit. I’m self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am.” – Idris Elba

22. “What really excites me in a project is when it goes in a way you haven’t been before.” – Idris Elba

23. “Fear nothing. Do what you want to do, but be educated and intelligent and confident about it.” – Idris Elba

24. “The other thing I think is important is to keep your head down.” – Idris Elba

25. “I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.” – Idris Elba

26. “There are things that I really find important, and that we need to remind ourselves of. When you think about disability, do you really think about it? Someone who’s got a full-time trainer or a boxer, someone who’s got a major disability, but who doesn’t let that get in his way, that’s a really good message for someone who is able-bodied. It can make them think, ‘wow, I suppose I could be doing better for myself.” – Idris Elba

27. “Know what your target is, don’t guess it…if you don’t know what you’re targets are you’re never going to get there.” – Idris Elba

28. “It turns out that you make your own luck but you work hard to keep it.” – Idris Elba

29. “You get a reputation for answering phones, and all they do is ring.” – Idris Elba

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21 Chris Sacca Quotes on Life & Business

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Chris Sacca is an investor in major online platforms such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter. He owns & operates Lowercase Capital; a venture capital fund. He also a guest shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank appearing alongside other famous entrepreneurs such as Daymond John, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban. 

Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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11 “Good stories beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca

12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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33 Inspiring Justin Timberlake Quotes

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Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. From his humble origins in Tennessee first making headlines as a member of the popular boyband N’sync, to performing in his second Super Bowl Halftime in 2018. Justin Timberlake has had a long an successful career as an entertainer. Along the way he has learned a lot about himself, following his passions, and what it means to be truly successful.

Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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Tom Hardy is an incredible actor. From appearing in Hollywood blockbusters such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises; Hardy understands the value of endurance & sticking to your passion. Many people doubted him as he became an actor and his dreams of finding success. Now he has won multiple Oscars and is a respected member of the community.

Here are 29 of Tom Hardy’s greatest quotes:

1. “The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up, and do the best work I can.” – Tom Hardy

2. “It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.“ – Tom Hardy

3. “Love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t particularly like at that moment.“ – Tom Hardy

4. “I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.“ – Tom Hardy

5. “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.” – Tom Hardy

6. “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it.” – Tom Hardy

7. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?“ – Tom Hardy

8. “Never give power to the big man.” – Tom Hardy

9. “A great man is largely forgotten by the public. He doesn’t stand on top of a mountain waving a flag saying, “Look at me – I’m a great man.” A great man often disappears into the ether. Hardly anyone notices that he was even there, apart from his family and close friends. He was reliable. He showed up. He was there. He was useful where he could be. He made mistakes. Tried to make better of those mistakes. Doesn’t mean you have to cure cancer or understand the theory of relativity. It’s not necessarily as rock-and-roll or as cool as you might think. Part of being a great man is accepting that. To dare to be average and normal is actually a pathway to becoming a great man. To have more humility. To accept responsibility more. To just get on with what’s in front of your face. And to leave no f**king indelible mark of your ever being here, apart from the fact that you were there for your family to the best of your ability. It’s not an easy task. I’ll probably f**k it up.” – Tom Hardy

10. “I’m just getting settled as a responsible man – but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.” – Tom Hardy

11. “I hate publicists and publicity. But I love people.” – Tom Hardy

12. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of it casually an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up to my arms.” – Tom Hardy

13. “So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because a man needs purpose.” – Tom Hardy

14. “I guess is I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home…” – Tom Hardy

15. “There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.“ – Tom Hardy

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16. “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Tom Hardy

17. “Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection.” – Tom Hardy

18. “We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.“ – Tom Hardy

19. “No matter how much you can prepare for it, there’s nothing worse than the anticipation. It’s always the killer of everything. The actuality of doing something is normally a lot easier than the waiting for it.” – Tom Hardy

20. “Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of ten, that says more about them than you.” – Tom Hardy

21. “You don’t step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.” – Tom Hardy

22. “It is not the violence that sets a man apart, it is the distance heis prepared to go.” – Tom Hardy

23. “Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.” – Tom Hardy

24. “I’m going to fail to hit the mark I’ve put up before me because it’s not possible to hit it. I want to be the best at what I do so I’ve got to get over myself already because that’s never going to happen. I ain’t ever going to be god.” – Tom Hardy

25. “But I do believe the time is now.” – Tom Hardy

26. “I’m here to challenge myself and to see whether I can shapeshift in an environment that’s actually quite daunting, but which I think would be nice to shine a light into.. The destination of any interesting drama is that you shine a light into a place that not many people know about.” – Tom Hardy

27. “Within the creative arts you can create things and destroy things. Passion creates and destroys.” – Tom Hardy

28. “I’m not really a road dog. I’m a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do.” – Tom Hardy

29. “We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.” – Tom Hardy

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