You Should Listen to What Will Smith Has to Say About Failure

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Will Smith speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Bright”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Picture: Gage Skidman via Flickr

Motivational speeches are a dime a dozen, but every once in a while, one comes around which makes you rethink your long-held beliefs.

“It’s always a little frustrating to me when people have a negative relationship with failure,” says Hollywood actor and investor, Will Smith, who recently shared some gems on failure in his Instagram stories.

Smith was listed by Business Insider as one of the most active celebrity startup investors. He has previously invested in mental health startup BioBeats and men’s clothing company, Vastrm and has investments in an e-commerce cosmetics company, Julep.

His advice? Accept that failure a massive part of being able to be successful.

“You actually have to seek failure.  Failure is where all the lessons are,” he says.

WATCH: Will Smith on getting comfortable with setbacks. 

 

 

 

 

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Lebohang Thulo
Lebohang Thulo
Lebohang Thulo is the editor of SME South Africa. She enjoys keeping up with the country’s exciting and fast developing entrepreneurship ecosystem. You can find her at @lelele3