21 Remarkable Success Quotes From Will Smith

Will Smith, one of the most successful actors, share his secrets to success.

Here’s a video that you should definitely check out about what he has to say about achieving great success in life…

I love his movies, like I Am Legend, Independence Day, Bad Boys, The Pursuit of Happyness, etc.

And I believe you have at least watched one or two of his movies as well. Below are the 21 remarkable success quotes from Will Smith that will inspire you to achieve greatness in your life.

1. “Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste, it’s something that truly exists in all of us.”

Everyone can be as successful as he or she wanted to be. Greatness exists in every one of us. It is not luck and it not something that available to certain people. Anyone can be successful if they wanted to.

You must first believe that you have greatness within you, only then you can unleash it. If you don’t believe you can achieve outstanding success, you will never take the necessary actions to produce the extraordinary result. So first, believe that you can be great.

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

Life is not about how long you can live, but it is about the moments that you are living in it. It is better to live a shorter life, but a meaningful one, than to live a long, but suffering life.

Most people wanted to live long, but they never consider the quality of their lives. Choose to live a quality life that you experience each moment and enjoy the process of living.

3. “If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.”

Albert Einstein once said that we exist because of others. We are here to help and to serve others. If you want to live a better life, make other’s life better and you will get better.

In business, it is said that if you want to build a successful and profitable business, learn to create value to your clients. The more value you produce to your customers, the more money you are going to make. So make other people’s life better and your life will become better.

4. “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they are going to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.”

I love this quote. This is the quote from the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. If you have a dream, you have to protect it and never let someone tells you that it is not possible.

So what is your dream? Do you want to build a successful business? Do you want to travel to the moon? Do you want to race camel in the Egypt? Do you want to own a wine cellar in France?

No matter what dreams you have, you must protect it and chase it. Don’t let people tell you that you can’t do it. If you don’t believe in it, nobody else will.

5. “I want to be the person that is the first person there and the last person to leave. That’s who I want to be, because I think the road to success is through commitment, and through the strength to drive through that commitment when it gets hard. And it is going to get hard and you’re going to want to quit sometimes, but it’ll be coloured by who you are, and more by who you want to be.”

Just how committed are you toward your goals and your dreams? Are you willing to be the first person to work on your goals and the last person to leave? We all understand that success comes with commitment. And without commitment, there will be no results.

The journey to success will be tough. You will face rejections and setbacks, but if you are fully committed, you will never give up and eventually the achievement will come to you if you persist on.

6. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

Well, this is pretty self-explanatory. Do you buy things and do things because of other people? Or you do it for yourself?

We have been brain-washed by the media that we wanted to impress others with our results and achievements. We wanted to buy bigger cars, bigger house, and live a luxury life. At the end, we should ask yourself, “Is this what I truly want?”

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7. “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.”

Fear is not real. It is what created by your lizard mind to protect you from sabre-toothed tiger in the Stone Age. Today, we cannot let our fear to stop us. If you are afraid of something, face the fear and do it anyway.

The only way to get rid of fear is not to avoid it, but to face it and overcome it. Some people are afraid of making million-dollar business decision, but if you look at the super successful business people, they have no fear. They have learned to confront their fears and they have overcome it. They have levelled up.

You have to do the same. Never let problems and fears stop you. You have to learn it, go through it, and level up yourself.

8. “Money & success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

Money will never change people. It will only magnify the person. If you are a kind person who always help and do donation, when you got rich, do you think you will help and donate even more?

If you are stingy and mean, when you got more money, you will be more stingy and meaner. Money will bring out your inner-self.

So learn to build great success habits and characteristics no matter if you are rich or poor.

9. “There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.”

It may sound dangerous, but you have to leave yourself no other options. If you know you can survive without working hard, you will never work hard. So sometimes you should put yourself in a position where you have no other choice but to go for it.

Just like if you wanted to start a business, you should leave yourself no other choices that you have to focus 100% and do it until you succeed. It is either you go big and did it, or you go home.

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

Skills are learnable. You must learn to master your work through practice and preparation until one day, you will become the master where people will come to you automatically.

It is always better to be prepared and not have an opportunity than to have an opportunity but not be prepared. Always practice and improve your skills. You will never know when the opportunity will come and you will make a big hit out of it.

11. “The first step is you have to say that you can.”

This is one of my favourite success quotes from Will Smith. No matter what dreams or goals you pursue, the first step is you have to say that you can.

If you don’t believe that you can do it, you will never tap into your inner potential. And whether you believe that you can or you can’t, you are always right.

When you think you can, you will search for answers and get yourself the result you want. When you think you can’t, you will search for all the answers why you can’t.

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12. “If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost.”

Never regret over things that you never do. Always look forward and always work hard for the things that you want.

Even if you work hard for something, there’s no guarantee that you will achieve it. And if you have work hard for it but did not achieve it, you will feel satisfy for that you have tried your best and poured in your effort.

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

Never let other people influence your mind, feelings and emotions. You have to believe in yourself and do what you believe is right.

Too often, I have seen people who trust what others have told them, even if the person who shares the news is not a credible person. Always consider the source of the news or advice.

Get advice from the right person and the right source. Or else just ignore and never let others influence your thinking.

14. “Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay.”

Three words, just be yourself. You don’t have to fake your emotions or try to be someone else. You are who you are and you don’t have to fake that.

15. “There are so many people who have lived and died before you. You will never have a new problem; you’re not going to ever have a new problem. Somebody wrote the answer down in a book somewhere.”

Success leaves clues. You are not the first person to live in this world. Whatever problems you have encountered, someone has faced them before. And there are answers written somewhere.

Therefore, the best way to learn something and achieve great success is to ask or read from a book. If you want to get rich, learn from someone who is rich. If you want to build a website, learn from a book. If you want to lose weight, check out where you can learn it.

There are so many answers out there waiting for you to discover. Remember, if you have a problem, someone must have faced it before, so search for the solution.

16. “I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.”

Every day is a brand new day. Even if you feel defeated today, tomorrow will be a new day for you.

So stand up straight again and be ready for awesome things to happen. If you want to have a great start of each day, tell yourself that something great is going to happen each morning when you wake up.

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17. “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.”

This reminds me of a quote from George Bernard Shaw, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

Being realistic will only make you ordinary. If you want to produce outstanding success, you must be extraordinary and being unrealistic.

18. “Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.”

Do you know that your smile is the best cure to all problems? When you smile, it makes you feel better and feeling good. You will then think constructive thoughts and be more positive.

Here’s another quotes about your smile from Will Smith…

19. “Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.”

Be the first person to smile at a stranger and you will make the stranger’s life better. Smile more and you will feel better, feel good and become more positive.

Your smile can change the world, so smile more.

20. “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.”

We become who we mix around most of the time. If you want to be successful, mix with successful people. If you want to be a great businessman, mix with other successful business people.

If you want to be a winner, stop playing with the losers. If you want to fly with the eagles, then don’t swim with the ducks.

This may sound harsh, but who we mix with most of the time will influence us.

21. “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 ever 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.”

This quote can be summarize this way – dream big, start small and act now. You want to dream big to motivate yourself, but when you start out, you should focus small and start small. You do not want to focus on the big task that will freak you out, but instead, focus on the small task that you can act upon right away.

Most people get this wrong that they wanted to start big, and this is where they get stuck. Never start big, always start small and act right away.


Creating a successful life is not an easy one. It takes a lot of hard work and consistency to produce extraordinary results. You must always keep yourself positive and motivated at all time.

These 21 success quotes from Will Smith may inspire you for now, but make sure you remembered them and keep them in your mind. Revisit this page for the quotes whenever you are down. Let Will Smith inspires you and drive you to the next level of success.

Do share with me which quote you like the best or is there any other quote that you love but I missed out?

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