Fail it forward: A quick note on success from Will Smith (VIDEO)


“You have to live at the edge of your capabilities.”

We all need those little notes of encouragement sometimes. Maybe you’re hoping to keep those New Year’s resolutions going strong, maybe you’re needing some motivation to get back into work or school after that wonderful Christmas hiatus, or maybe you just need something to get you inspired for the day.

Whatever your encouragement needs, you can benefit from these wise words that Will Smith recently shared on his YouTube channel:

“Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.” — John C. Maxwell

As Will explains, “It’s always a little bit frustrating to me when people have a negative relationship with failure … You have to actually seek failure … You have to live at the edge of your capabilities. You gotta live where you’re almost certain you’re gonna fail.”

It’s common wisdom that failure is a necessity for success, but it never hurts to hear it again. Give the video above a look and get inspired to finish this week strong!

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