“There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has, rather than feeling like you’re an effect to all the things that are happening. Make a choice. You just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be, how you’re going to do it. Just decide. And then from that point, the universe is going to get out of your way.”
Several years ago, Tavis Smiley asked Will Smith a question about how it feels to become an icon.
Smith explained he doesn’t want to be an icon, he wants to be an idea, and went on to share some inspiring thoughts about how to approach your life in a way that you make things happen instead of allowing them to happen to you.