The Pursuit of Motivation

Inspired by the last post? Well, here’s some motivation to help you along the way.

I’d like to introduce one of the great motivational thinkers of our time: Will Smith. No, aliens haven’t gotten jiggy with my senses, bear with me on this. Suspend your preconceptions for ten minutes, if you will, and watch this video (it may change your life):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXlrM2VPISQ

In that short compilation of clips, Will talks about what drives him to achieve and the personal sacrifice required to make it work. He takes an interesting view on a common wall analogy used in motivational theory. Normally, the wall is presented as a barrier which one must go over, around or through. Will’s (real-life) example refers to building the wall even when first perceptions deem it impossible.

Sure, the clips are old but wisdom never ages. Try telling Plato otherwise.

Whether you like him or not, there’s no denying his success. So work hard, ignore the naysayers and brush your teeth.

 

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