Back in 2005, Will Smith won the Kids’ Choice Awards. When he got up to accept his award, he gave an inspirational speech where he shared why running and reading are the keys to success.
This is well worth listening to…
“Why running? When you’re running there’s a little person that talks to you [in your head], and that little person says ‘oh I’m tired, my lungs are about to pop, I’m so hurt, I’m so tired, there’s no way I can possibly continue’ and it makes you want to quit. But if you learn how to defeat that person [in your head] when you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in life.
The reason that reading is so important: there have been millions and millions of people that have lived before all of us. There’s no problem you can have that someone else hasn’t already solved and written about it in a book.” – Will Smith
So I guess we all better get running and reading!