“Just decide who you are going to be” – Will Smith

“I don’t want to be an icon. I want to be an idea. I want to represent an idea. I want to represent possibility…For me, I want to represent possibility and the idea that you really can make what you want” – Will Smith

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This is from the interview from Will Smith that explores his personal key to success in less than 7 minutes.



“There is a redemptive power that making a choice has. Rather than feeling like you’re an effect to all the things that are happening, make a choice.Just decide what is it going to be, who you are going to be, how you are going to do it. ” – Will Smith



My thoughts:

              In order to decide what you want, you need to know yourself. You need to love yourself enough to make time to listen to what your heart is singing to you. If you cannot seem to hear the whispers of your inner voice, remember to be patient with yourself. No matter how frustrated you may be with yourself, never punish your self. Accept and be kind to yourself.


              For instance, 4 years ago, I finally made a choice to be in solitude. I was scared because I was already feeling severely lonely and ‘being in solitude and making time for myself’ sounded like a paradox. I was afraid because knowing what I want will not only mean I will additionally face my upcoming failures, I would have to admit my broken self. I still remember the first time when I tried writing down what I want in life. I wrote nothing. I was not able to write anything because  I was a stranger to myself and I felt foreign in my own skin… How can a thought of “what you want” arises when you are trying to survive through your own self-loathe?  


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              Slowly, I am becoming ambitious in what I want in my life. Although, I do sometimes get frustrated, I learned that there is no need for you to punish yourself for not knowing what you want. Nothing beneficial comes out from feeling small. You will know what you want when you are ready. Until then, you do what you feel is right. You do what you love and believe while constantly asking yourself the below empowering questions;


  1. What do you want in life
  2. What kind of lifestyle would you want to have
  3. What values do you have
  4. What kind of experience should you do that are aligned with those values
  5. Who are you
  6. Who will you become 


 Why don’t you take a moment now and answer the above questions? I know you can make time.

Once, you know yourself and become invincible with full vision of  what you want to create to the world, all your action will be aligned with your vision. It will happen.

Lastly, I would like to end my thought with what Will Smith shared,

“The majority of people who are not getting the place they want or achieving the things they want is strictly based on hustle, being outworked, and missing crucial opportunity.” – Will Smith


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  • Feel free to comment. (I would like to know your answers for some of the questions above or about your hardest decsisons you have ever made in your life)

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