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My Take on Will Smith’s Rules to Success


Will Smith is an actor, producer, rapper and song writer. Newsweek calls him the most powerful

actor in Hollywood and Forbes calls him the most bankable start worldwide. His net worth is

estimated at over 250 million dollars.

Rule #1

Where you are is not where you’re going to be: Just because you grew up in a certain place

doesn’t meant that this is where you will end up. It may be a stepping stone for where you are

going to be but it does not mean that’s where you have to stay.

Rule #2

Have a purpose: The difference between depression and joy is purpose. When you wake up in

the morning and your life means something to someone else’s life than that is your purpose.

Strive to live a life of service to humanity, your church, or more importantly to others.

Rule #3

Commit: The road to success is through commitment. You need to have the strength to drive

through the hard times and make a commitment that you will not quit. It is going to get hard and

you are going to want to quit sometimes but be committed to yourself and others.

Rule #4

Don’t be outworked: The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not

afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than

me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those

things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two

things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple.

Rule #5

Be amazing at what you do: I love this rule for success because you leave 100% of whatever

you decide to do on the field. If you choose to do something make sure you give the effort to

really be amazing at or don’t do it at all.

About Dennis M. Postema

Dennis M. Postema, RFC, is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, coach, speaker and registered financial consultant. He is the founder of MotivationandSuccess.com, StoriesofPerseverance.org, FinancingYourLife.com and TheRetirementInstitute.org.

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