Since his initial cheeky and loveable character in the Prince Of Bel Air, Will Smith has come a long way; transitioning from acting to a successful music career, to more recently, becoming the fourth highest paid Hollywood actor in 2011. To many Will Smith was born lucky.

Yes, he was lucky in having guidance from his loving family, however the secret to his success really lies in his attitude to making it happen; pure self-belief and hard work. Simple as that.

In this video, humble Will reconfirms that in order to achieve your dreams, you have to work really hard to make them happen. Yes you need some talent, but the most important thing in life is perfecting your skill – work, work and work some more, and never stop believing in yourself.

Will stresses the importance of being your biggest fan in life, and that the secret to success is you deciding what you want, who you want to be, and living by this mantra every day.

“Make a choice of what you want, who you want to be and how you’re going to do it. The universe will get out of your way.” – Will Smith

Just goes to show, even when it comes to some of the most successful people, luck rarely has anything to do with their achievements. It’s all about their self-belief and the will to work for what you want in this life. What are you willing to do to be successful?