Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Will Smith Inspires Me

I am inspired by Will Smith for his:

  • Openness in interviews about his beliefs, his relationships, and his journey
  • Artistry
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Acceptance & welcoming of the title "Role Model"
  • Example of what it takes to be successful (in all areas, but specifically in entertainment)
  • Demonstration of what it means to be a husband and father
  • Willingness to take great risks and look bad
  • Study and desire to be a better man & human being
  • Acknowledgment of others
  • Drive & perseverance
  • Relentless passion and nearly flawless execution
  • Ability to master multiple expressions in one lifetime
  • Focus and single-mindedness that leads to tremendous results
  • Results and output --> Success: 4/100 top grossing films in history, $20 mil per film, 20% of films' gross, first grammy for rap, being a hero in all films
  • Shape-shifting to accurately represent others in film
  • Ability to surprise movie executives and critics
  • Sacrifice as access to power
  • Causing leadership in others
  • Humility and compassion for others
  • Conscious leveraging of his strengths
  • Charisma and humor
In the spirit of #GratitudeExpress I say, thank you Mr. Smith.