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Will Smith Running and Reading - Key to Life Success Speech

Will Smith, Running and Reading, Key to Life, Success Speech, Inspirational, Motivation, Success, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Kids, Advice, Words of wisdomIn 2005, at the Nickelodeon Kids'Choice Awards, Will Smith took his time to make a unique speech about the "Key to Life" to kids in the audience.

The speech was about the two things you need to do in order to have success and deal with life ups and downs. In fact, with such good advice, Will Smith is not talking just to kids, he's talking to anyone who wants to succeed in life, making a truly success speech. 

To open the doors of success you need to know what's the key! Enjoy the video of this speech bellow, transcript and our analysis on Will Smith's words afterward:

Will Smith Running and Reading - Key to Life Success Speech

“The key to life is running and reading.."

Our take: You think success in life it's some sort of inaccessible thing, that what gets you to succeed it's some sort of magic thing? Sorry, but you are wrong, because it's in the simply things in life that all the power is. Things you need to do are very simple, like running and reading, but you have not only to do those things, but also, to continue to do them regardless, like you'll see in Will's explanation:


"When you're running, there's a little person that talks to you and says: "Oh I'm tired. My lung's about to pop. I'm so hurt. There's no way I can possibly continue!" You want to quit..."

"If you learn how to defeat that person when you're running. You will know how to not quit when things get hard in your life."

Our take on Will Smith's inspirational success speech: Will picture it in a great way, when things get hard you must not quit, you must develop this endurance mentality. When things are hard you are able to endure and overcome, any problem that you may face in life. It's indispensable in order to succeed to know how to rebound from difficult situations, how to act when you're are tired not feeling like doing the things you should be doing. Persist, resist, push harder, remember your goals let them be the fire that is inside of you, a fire that will make you do things when things are not doable in others opinion.


"For reading: there have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us..."

"There's no new problem you could have - with your parents, with school, with a bully..."

"There's no new problem that someone hasn't already had and written about it in a book!”

Our take on Will Smith's inspirational success speech: Information, knowledge, go get it! Some people spent years without any guidelines, they face problems and remain years without solving them, because they neglect the reading part. There's someone out there that already faced the problem you are facing and wrote about it, take the shortcut and search for that information. Also, reading it's crucial in order to succeed, if you know someone who has already conquered the goal you want to conquer, if that person as the way to get to that goal written, it's indispensable that you search for it and read their strategy, apply it to your life and you'll achieve that goal also.


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