Are You Willing To Die On The Treadmill?

I have to say that I have a new found respect for Will Smith after watching this interview.  And after I watched it, I naturally did what I do best – think!  What I started thinking about is how it’s funny that so often you see people who are successful and you see the end product – their success.  But what you don’t see is the most important part of why they’re successful – their struggles, their failures, their focus, their dedication, their drive, their passion, their ups and downs, their self-discipline, their pain, their tears, their hard-work… and in my eyes the most important part of it all – their mindset that no matter what happens they will make it.

I would say the big thing that I took away from this interview is just having a deep rooted belief in yourself.  Trust that you can do anything that you put your mind to.  Ignore distractions and those who are not willing to work hard to achieve success.  Believe that YOU are the best.  Believe in the impossible.  DO NOT get out hustled.  And make sure you’re ready… everyday.  Ready for the opportunities that can and will change your life.  Ready for the dreams that keep you up at night.  Ready… to die on a treadmill.

And if you wake up and you’re not going to be your best… do the world a favor and STAY IN BED!




“We are what we choose to be.”

“Make a choice.  Decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be and how you’re going to do it.  Just decide.  The universe will get out of your way.”

“Believe in possibilities.”

“If you’re not where you want to be are you being outworked?  Are you missing crucial opportunities?”

“If you stay ready you don’t have to get ready!”

1 comment so far

  1. Guinevere on

    Nice post Chad! I too am a fan of the Alchemist, if you have not read it yet you must. Favorite quote from the clip “stay ready so you don’t have to get ready”. One of my favorite quotes ever is this “at the moment of commitment the universe conspires to assist you”. In different words I think Will was saying the same thing. And on that note I’m gonna get out of bed and face my opportunities!!!!! Have a great day 😀

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