What Will Smith Has to Teach You About Achieving Your Swim Goals

Having some trouble getting motivated today? Let Will Smith, one of the biggest and most successful movie stars of all-time get the fire in your belly burning.

This is a compilation of Smith’s take on personal development. This stuff is all very applicable to our swimming goals. Here are Big WIllie’s 9’s keys to success — whether it is in the pool, with our studies, or our work/career goals–

  1. We all are capable of achieving greatness.
  2. The path to success is paved with hard work.
  3. Take your goals and break them down. Take things one day at a time.
  4. Your main contribution in life should be on creating positive change and contributions.
  5. Believing you can achieve big things is paramount.
  6. What we think, we do.
  7. Laser like focus is critical.
  8. If something scares you, attack it.
  9. Guard your dreams.

And a couple of my favorite quotes from the compilation–

[blockquote source=”Will Smith”]Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.[/blockquote]

[blockquote source=”Will Smith”]Where I excel, is a ridiculous, sickening work ethic.[/blockquote]

[blockquote source=”Will Smith”]It’s very simple. This is what I believe. I am willing to die for it. Period. That simple.[/blockquote]



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Olivier Poirier-Leroy Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.

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