What Skydiving Taught Me About Fear | STORYTIME

  • Published on Apr 26, 2018
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Comments • 3 352

  • Danni
    Danni 8 hours ago

    The best experience I’ve ever had in my life!!!

  • Zaheer Omar
    Zaheer Omar 11 hours ago

    Amazing 🙌🏼🙏🏼

  • Connor solid
    Connor solid Day ago

    Thank you Will Smith for your experience and just get fun with no fear, I am going to skydiving of my Birthday coming this June 29 !

  • Truly Magical
    Truly Magical 2 days ago

    Lol i was always scared until the exit

  • christopher james
    christopher james 2 days ago

    its alright doing these practice rolls . but a lot of peoples assholes go . stood on the edge of the plane . it is on my 2 do list . but I can assure you my bottle won t go .

  • Pit bike Jay
    Pit bike Jay 3 days ago

    I’m scared of getting shot that it

  • securedigit
    securedigit 3 days ago

    And that's when he became a Gene.

  • Alyssa Em
    Alyssa Em 5 days ago +1

    Super scared of heights.. my first sky diving jump TOMORROW brought me here 😭🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Waterlillez
    Waterlillez 6 days ago

    This made me cry a little.

  • Sanae Faiz
    Sanae Faiz 6 days ago


  • Miyah The great
    Miyah The great 7 days ago

    This is so inspirational ❤️I love this

  • Ed Woo
    Ed Woo 7 days ago

    Well said Will!

  • tathagat thakur
    tathagat thakur 8 days ago


  • Sheree Robinson
    Sheree Robinson 9 days ago


  • Amy Villalobos
    Amy Villalobos 9 days ago

    Wow hes voice is inspirational

  • Bigfoot Country
    Bigfoot Country 10 days ago +1

    I loved this video. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. That is so true Will Smith.

  • Derpeh Pizza
    Derpeh Pizza 10 days ago

    It’s really relaxing closing your eyes and listening to this

  • Bacon Bear World
    Bacon Bear World 10 days ago +2

    *me: stumbles across Will Smith’s channel in my feed* and I oop-

  • Jagadeesh Sunny
    Jagadeesh Sunny 11 days ago

    Yes I feel the same .. I saw this video after my skydive ....

  • David Heinrich
    David Heinrich 14 days ago

    im the type of guy to get drunk and not even agree to skydiving :D

  • Mish S
    Mish S 14 days ago

    Thanks Mr. Smith 👍 I can try skydiving now 😃

  • kinster02
    kinster02 15 days ago +1

    But Will, you still haven't gotten over your fear of mice.

  • Songbyrd Kay
    Songbyrd Kay 16 days ago

    That was a beautiful lesson but I ain’t jumping out a plane

  • Александр
    Александр 16 days ago

    Thank you. I am learning aff now. Skydiving is really awesome thing. Everybody should perform jump. It is Valuable experience in your life which allows to change your way of thinking. At my channel you can see my third jump. It is very scary to continue aff learning

    ERICA VENEZUELA 17 days ago

    watching this to prepare for my first jump tomorrow

  • John Lasley
    John Lasley 19 days ago

    I’d like to see you & your son in another movie together.

  • Greg Dundee
    Greg Dundee 20 days ago

    I did my first skydive July 27th 2007, not a date I plan on forgetting anytime soon

  • Anshuman Roy
    Anshuman Roy 20 days ago

    Gave me goosebumps

  • Sam Dubetsky
    Sam Dubetsky 21 day ago +22

    Watched this before I did my first jump, he’s so right. Just finished my second jump today.

  • Kevin Ho
    Kevin Ho 22 days ago

    i'm terrified of heights...can't wait to try this one day!

  • Shjana Auslan
    Shjana Auslan 23 days ago

    My friend is 13 and she went skydiving today before a party and I message her and I go where are you and then she goes I just jumped off a plane i'm coming soon and then I think oh she's probably joking then she send me a picture of herself and I'm like oh she's not joking

  • Prashanth Murali
    Prashanth Murali 23 days ago

    Incredible video. Motivated me so much I actually went skydiving!!

  • Josh Palmer
    Josh Palmer 24 days ago

    Going skydiving for the first time in a few weeks gonna watch this every night to calm my fears

  • warlock 60
    warlock 60 24 days ago

    Will Smith gave me even stronger motivation that i decided to do skydiving, so i did it last year. it was amazing, the best experience of my life

  • praveena A R
    praveena A R 25 days ago

    My bucket list includes meeting will Smith in person at least once in my lifetime🤩 so much energy in him... love from India❤️

  • Shawon Roy
    Shawon Roy 25 days ago

    Well said

  • S4h4r4
    S4h4r4 26 days ago

    I went indoor skydiving. Now I am more excited to go outdoor skydiving 😀

  • Sohib Versace
    Sohib Versace 27 days ago

    Dramatic music lol

  • geebrown2012
    geebrown2012 28 days ago

    My God! So so amazing!

  • Salma Laks
    Salma Laks 28 days ago

    I shouldve watched this before skydiving two days ago

  • Andrew Menezes
    Andrew Menezes 28 days ago

    On the other side of fear laziness procrastination inconsistency and “Unintensity”

    MORTAL KOMBAT 29 days ago

    Will Smith should make Independence Day 3

  • Chris Bellantoni
    Chris Bellantoni 29 days ago

    Goin tomorrow so terrified and afraid of heights

  • Jesse Rose
    Jesse Rose Month ago +2

    there are 2 kinds of people. theres the person that goes skydiving and once they land they say "that was fun but im glad i dont have to go again". and then theres the people that do it once, and once they land they say "i need to do that over and over and over again". that was me lol

  • LeadUR Subconscious

    I cried

  • Eamon Shields
    Eamon Shields Month ago +1

    Getting certified thanks Will !!

  • depressed ;
    depressed ; Month ago

    That's why we love will smith 💘
    Which other video would make a video like this

  • Priyadhrshine Philip

    mai bro

  • Priyadhrshine Philip

    aaakkkuuuuuumaaatatai y alll

  • Bri Diaz
    Bri Diaz Month ago

    didn’t expect to start crying.

  • chris cameron
    chris cameron Month ago +1

    I wanna smoke a big bong bowl of good crack and then jump out of an airplane XD

  • Malachi Duval
    Malachi Duval Month ago

    I keep coming back to this video for inspiration. I plan on skydiving with a group of friends in August. I know this something that will be worth conquering.

  • Devon Zastre
    Devon Zastre Month ago

    To be truthful the idea of skydiving never scared me because the worst thing that can happen is death but the death would be quick and painless really. I actually went with my mother and I was so at peace up their in the air.

  • Dab Fury
    Dab Fury Month ago

    This man keeps pushing me to success, he does what 99% of people doing do

  • Dustin Weber
    Dustin Weber Month ago

    I feel like I always knew this but now I understand if that makes any sense

  • UNIDOS 91
    UNIDOS 91 Month ago +1


  • Kirsten Johnson
    Kirsten Johnson Month ago +4

    2:36 CHILLS love this so much

    • AmyPalooza
      AmyPalooza Month ago

      LITERALLY true though. I went skydiving this past April 13th for the first time, and I wasn't scared at all, but at the point where I SHOULD have been scared, there was actually ZERO FEAR, just like he said.

  • EGY_OG tryhard
    EGY_OG tryhard Month ago

    I wanna skydive

  • N00bmaster69
    N00bmaster69 Month ago

    This video is the reason I'm going skydiving for my Graduation present

  • shakes peter
    shakes peter Month ago

    Wow! Sir greetings from South Africa will that was the best speech ever!

  • Bloxburg Life
    Bloxburg Life Month ago

    Will smith is absolutely the best in every way, He is an idol

  • Oleg Kazantsev
    Oleg Kazantsev Month ago

    Who was the instructor?

  • waveybrian
    waveybrian 2 months ago


  • Merlin Samuelkutty
    Merlin Samuelkutty 2 months ago


  • AmyPalooza
    AmyPalooza 2 months ago

    I just went skydiving on Saturday here in Chicago. The video is on my channel. It was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!

  • Erika Alvarez
    Erika Alvarez 2 months ago

    I’m crying I don’t know why!

  • Roma Kumari
    Roma Kumari 2 months ago

    Can’t wait for my skydive now!!!

  • Shooyu G
    Shooyu G 2 months ago

    I will have to do this too!

  • Kriष्ना 4 real
    Kriष्ना 4 real 2 months ago +1

    2:13 goosebumps 💓

    KAFEERO AZIIZI 2 months ago


  • Isaac Reyes
    Isaac Reyes 2 months ago

    Does anybody know the background music in this? I love the piano and the beat but idk if it’s just an edit he made for the video or if it’s an actual piece of a song or what.

  • Vishal Thakur
    Vishal Thakur 2 months ago

    Such an inspiration. Legend

  • Ivan Hernandez
    Ivan Hernandez 2 months ago

    My absolute worst fear how'd you do it??

  • Chris Florida
    Chris Florida 2 months ago

    I would love to skydive over Dubai so Cool 😎

  • Eli Turkette
    Eli Turkette 2 months ago

    14 jumps into getting my license, currently at the skydive airport and still afraid. I’ve always been afraid of heights and I was tired of it so I wanted to become a skydiver. The first jump of the day is always the most nerve racking but as soon as you jump out it’s indescribable. This video helped so much.

  • eddieandkrystyna
    eddieandkrystyna 2 months ago

    This video helped me face my fear and actually jump. He's absolutely right. Most blissful experience especially for someone with a crippling fear of heights ❤️

  • Chris G
    Chris G 2 months ago

    Theres no such thing as fear. Its all in your head.

  • Trippy Life
    Trippy Life 2 months ago

    Just got done skydiving it was amazing totally worth it !!! One life to LIVE !

  • Amber Luckes
    Amber Luckes 2 months ago

    Pass will I’m too black for that

  • the baron
    the baron 2 months ago

    I am an Arab and I am proud of what the European countries presented to the world are the survivors

  • Futuro Millonario
    Futuro Millonario 2 months ago

    "Dios puso las mejores cosas de la vida al otro lado del miedo "

    -Will Smith-

  • Mayra Mora
    Mayra Mora 3 months ago

    Ahhhhh i got much love for you !! 💙 thank you for this video 🙏🏽

  • FinnishPilot
    FinnishPilot 3 months ago +2

    I have never been in any plane and my first jump is today :)

  • AmyPalooza
    AmyPalooza 3 months ago

    I've moved my date UP to do this from May 21st to April 5th, my BIRTHDAY!!! This video just has me more excited to do it! I have to do it sooner! I watch this video once a day if not more!

    • AmyPalooza
      AmyPalooza 24 days ago

      @warlock 60 Yes, it's on my channel.

    • warlock 60
      warlock 60 24 days ago +1

      @AmyPalooza congratulations, did they gave you a video?

    • AmyPalooza
      AmyPalooza 24 days ago

      warlock 60 Yes! It was absolutely incredible!

    • warlock 60
      warlock 60 24 days ago

      and did you done it`?

  • Solar Eclipse205
    Solar Eclipse205 3 months ago

    im going skydiving and i never even road on an airplane

  • Sarah Zalejski
    Sarah Zalejski 3 months ago

    I know how this feels because my dad does skydiving he use to do it in the army too he has done currently 1458 jumps during the time he started plus 20 years off for me and my sister and recently starred again and last year he signed me up without knowing and said today we have an appointment and I said ok next thing we know its skydiving and I told him i would never jump out of a plane my adrenaline and anxiety kicked in hard like a train hitting me and I did it I jumped 14,000ft and I'm afraid of heights and planes but I did it 💗💗💗 and I'm proud I did it because now I know what he feels when he jumps by himself and the rush that overcomes him. And that was all today 💗 15/3/19.

  • Darkstorm
    Darkstorm 3 months ago

    About a month ago I watched this video the day before I went skydiving with a group of friends. The way he describes the jump it’s exactly how it feels. It was the best experience of my life. I will definitely do it again but the only scary part for me was seeing all of my friends jump off the plane since I was the last one to jump.😰

  • Native Explorer
    Native Explorer 3 months ago

    Check out the view: usclip.net/video/cxsezSghkfA/video.html

  • Shauntice Richmond
    Shauntice Richmond 3 months ago

    I just did it in Vegas. It was amazing to say the least!

  • Brandon Thompson Jr
    Brandon Thompson Jr 3 months ago

    So do you stomach go up out ya mouth

  • AmyPalooza
    AmyPalooza 3 months ago +1

    I just booked my first tandem skydive here in Chicago for May 21st and this made me even MORE EXCITED to do it!! Thanks for the inspiring words, Will!

  • Raindrops On Roses
    Raindrops On Roses 3 months ago +1

    You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
    ~ Dale Carnegie
    Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
    ~ Mary Ferguson
    The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.
    ~ Aung San Suu Kyi
    He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
    ~ Aristotle.
    Fear is the great barrier to human growth.
    ~ Robert A. Monroe

  • superturka
    superturka 3 months ago +9

    Jumped last week in dubai , worth every derham , it was most unhuman feeling ever

  • Жандулла Кошанов

    thanks for the motivation i did it thank you thank you thank you very much.

  • Nigari0
    Nigari0 3 months ago

    The point of fear before the skydiving was because you can still stop it, but after you jump there's no going back, so fear is useless AFTER the jump.

  • Mayur valodra
    Mayur valodra 3 months ago

    You are GOD

  • Nikko Phases
    Nikko Phases 3 months ago

    The only way to defeat your fear is to face your fear....

  • Nathaniel Dray
    Nathaniel Dray 3 months ago

    Watched this the day after my first jump....you couldn't sell this any better😁👍

  • Chris S
    Chris S 3 months ago

    I'm jumping out this morning 18000 feet first time skydiving