Denzel Washington

Born: December 28, 1954, New York, US | Successful For: Actor, Director | Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Denzel keys to success

Inner Keys to Success:

  • NEVER SETTLE, KEEP LOOKING: He had the great ability to never settle. He kept looking and did not stop searching until he eventually found his fire. Denzel played college basketball and was even a counsellor at an overnight summer camp until a colleague told him to try acting, at this point the searching was over and he stuck with what he realized he had a storming deep desire for.  He once prompted “Do what you got to do so that you can do what you want to do. And fail big.”
  • FALL FORWARD NOT BACKWARD. LEARN FROM THE FAILURE TO GET IT RIGHT: Denzel strongly believes in what he calls falling forward. In a commencement speech for the University of Pennsylvania, he explained the concept of falling forward and how Reggie Jackson struck out 2600 times, the most in the history of baseball, he said ‘people don’t remember the strikeout people remember the home runs’. And he states how even in his own life he remembers not getting the auditions and falling short a lot as an actor. Denzel claims we need the guts to  fail and overcome.
  • COMPOSE DISCIPLINE AND ORDER IN YOUR LIFE: As a troubled teen, Denzel was hanging out on the streets with kids who would ultimately end up dead or doing time. “My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.” Mr. Washington eventually realized quickly enough that being disciplined meant a less resistant path to his goals, that he could get places faster. He was quoted saying “I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.” This secret sauce was his early awareness to self-control and willpower which guided him in the best direction.

Denzel advice

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” - Denzel Washington

 


Little Known Success Fact:

When Denzel was just 14, his parents’ marriage turned to turmoil. With the absence of his father, the young man started hanging out in the streets and getting into much trouble; he eventually became a heroin addict, some sources say. He credits his mother and the Boy’s and Girl’s club for turning his life around and putting him on the right path. Denzel’s adversity proves that humans can turn their lives inside out from extreme negatives to big positives.


 

“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mudd too. That’s a part of it”   - Denzel Washington

 


Click below to read reviews on Denzel’s book’s below:

   


 

Article Sources:

 

Comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Related posts

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is most known for inventing the Polo, creating such an exquisite piece of garment has made him a multibillionaire. He is a man of class and style who’s built his clothing line for the everyday, busy person that wants to easily keep up with fashion.

Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie


Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie, the owner of Tom's shoes is a new kind of entrepreneur who has brilliantly mixed fashion and business with aid for 3rd world problems. A unique system to any business he now operates, one for one; buy a shoe and one shoe will be given to someone less fortunate in a developing country. Check out his inner keys to success...

Why Dumb People Get Rich

Why Dumb People Get Rich


Why Dumb People Get Rich

Are you aware that being too smart can actually hinder you from achieving your dreams? Well, it's true. You may not know it, but your logic and intellect may be keeping you away from being extremely successful.

Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc


Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc made a mickey mouse business into the world’s largest fast-food chain, find out the ambitious story of the man behind McDonald’s.

Art Williams: Just Do It Speech

Art Williams: Just Do It Speech


Art Williams: Just Do It Speech

“What’s the primary difference between winners and losers? The winners do it…. They do it, and do it, and do it, and do it, until the job gets done. And then they talk about how great it is to finally have achieved something unique."

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister): “I hate that word—’lucky.'”

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister): "I hate that word—'lucky.'"


Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister): "I hate that word—'lucky.'"

Peter Dinklage, the star gaining massive recognition for his highly compelling role of the slick-talking "Tyrion Lannister" (often referred to as The Imp) in The Game of Thrones didn't always have it easy. In an interview with NY Times, Peter states he actually hates the word "lucky" and believes it takes away from the many sacrifices he had to go through to get to the position he's in today. In his own words, he said:


Naomi Watts Quote


“You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find harmony in what you have.”
 

- Naomi Watts


Mesut Ozil Quote


"If you want, you can overcome all: Pressure, expectations, gravity."

- Mesut Ozil (German Soccer Star)

TCU Baseball ‘The Grind’

TCU Baseball 'The Grind'


TCU Baseball 'The Grind'

Lacking the energy to get out of bed? This is the perfect motivation for the morning that will get your productivity to sky rocket. The 'Rise and shine' video from TSU Baseball really gets the jets fueled and it was done so well that by the end, all our excuses are invalid.