If you’re looking for LOA inspiration from a well known success who walks the talk, look no further than Will Smith.
He is not only an award winning rapper, actor and film producer, looked up to by many in the entertainment industry, but he’s also one of the most clear and vocal celebrities speaking about our power to create reality.
One of my favorite quotes from this charismatic icon is:
I want to represent possibilties. I want to represent magic … that 2 plus 2 only equals 4 if you accept that 2 plus 2 equals 4. 2 plus 2 is gonna be what I want it to be.
There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has. Make a choice. Just decide what it’s gonna be, who you’re gonna be, how you’re gonna do it. Just decide. And then from that point, Universe is gonna get out of your way.
While Will glorifies hard work more than I personally find helpful, so much of his message reinforces delibreate creation principles that I think he’s well worth tuning into for inspiration.
Read more thoughts from this natural uplifter that speak directly to conscious creation:
“We grew up with the sense that where we were almost didn’t matter, because we were becoming something greater.” (I love his willingness and ability to dismiss reality!)
“I want to represent possibilities. I want to represent the idea that you really can make what you want. I believe that I can create whatever I want to create.”
“The first step before anybody else in the world believes it is you have to believe it.”
“There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You have to believe that something different than what has happened for the last 50 million years of history – you have to believe that something different can happen.”
“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. Why would you be realistic? What’s the point of being realistic? I’m gonna do it. It’s done. It’s already done, the second I decide it’s done, it’s already done. It’s just that now we gotta wait for y’all to see.”
“As soon as you say it, now you just made that real.” (Speaking to why we wouldn’t reinforce our limitations by saying what we don’t want.)
“Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas are physical in the Universe. If we dream something, if we picture something, if we commit ourselves to it, then that is a physical thrust towards realization that we can put into the Universe. Universe is not a thing that’s gonna push us around. We are gonna bend the Universe and command and demand that Universe become what we want it to be.”
“It takes an obsessive focus with all of your fiber and heart and creativity.” (I hear that to mean that spreading our attention out isn’t as powerful as focusing exclusively on what we want to bring to life.)
It may be I have a particular affinity for Will because we were born within 24 hours of each other, which makes me wonder about our astrological influences that make us both so keen to inspire possibilities and empowerment in others.
At any rate, I’m thrilled Will speaks so openly about something that could be considered controversial in some circles.
If you’ve got other Will Smith quotes or stories to share, please post them here. Thanks!
After seeing the video compilation of Will Smith wisdom the other day, I was re-inspired by Will’s encouragement to dream the impossible, unrealistic and ridiculous dreams.
Electricity, air travel, visiting the moon … once upon a time all were impossible dreams.
But Will says the first step to creating what you want is to believe in it.
I’m inclined to agree, but listen to this story I ran across (compliments of my ex-fiance):
Tami was unhappy enough in her job as an architectural designer that one day she up and quit. (Or did she get laid off? I can’t remember.)
Her big dream, though, was to bake and sell original gourmet cookies. As she researched the requirements to make that dream come true, she realized she was way out of her league.
Tami didn’t begin to have enough money to even think about getting retail space; and didn’t qualify for business loans.
So her dream went dormant because it wasn’t realistic to believe she could ever afford space for her bakery.
But those big dreams of ours don’t do a very good job of lying “dormant,” do they? (I tried to squelch mine for years, but it wouldn’t quit. Thank God.)
One day Tami found herself peering through the window of yet another empty building that she couldn’t afford. “Pipe dreaming,” some folks would call that.
The tenant in the building next door asked if she needed help. “No,” she said somewhat embarrassedly. “I’m just dreaming.”
The neighbor said he knew the owner and suggested she call him. But Tami knew she couldn’t afford it no matter how ridiculously cheap it was. She simply didn’t have the money.
The guy insisted on taking down her contact info.
About a week later the building owner phoned her. “Tell me about your dream,” he said.
And she did.
She told him about her huge love for creating original gourmet cookies, and her thrill in exploring new ways of combining delicious ingredients.
Her passion for this dream was unmistakable. (Maybe you’ve noticed this kind of passion is very attractive energy!)
And get this … the building owner gifted her the space.
Not forever, but for long enough to get things rolling. Which they are! Tami now has beautiful store space in downtown Salt Lake City.
Recently I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing Tami’s dream come true. Lilly and Maris are my favorites, although my ex is most fond of Isabella.
What I like about Tami’s story even better than the absolutely unforgettable cookies is how her dream was strong enough to survive her disbelief.
Abraham says the two keys to successful manifesting are desire and belief.
Tami’s example shows that even when belief isn’t present, if the desire is strong enough Universe will bring you free rent (or something equally as miraculous). ha!
So with Will’s video and Tami’s story, I invite you to get ahead of yourself.
Dream the big dreams; don’t worry about how impossible they might seem. Remember that our job isn’t figuring out “how,” it’s focusing on “what.”
Miracles are right under our noses when we simply let ourselves peer through the window of what we might have perceived as impossible.
PS – if you want to sample love and passion made manifest in cookie form, Tami mails treats. (And I’m not being compensated for this endorsement.) 🙂