IF IT WAS EASY Denzel Washington Motivational Speech

[Applause] [Music] I'm particularly proud and happy about the young filmmakers actors singers writers producers that are coming up behind my generation in particular Barry Jenkins young people understand this young man made 10 15 20 short films before he got the opportunity to make moonlight so never give up without commitment you'll never start or more importantly without consistency you'll never finish it's not easy if it was easy they'd be no Kerry Washington if it was easy there'd be no taraji Henson P pencil if it were easy there'd be no Octavia Spencer but not only that if it were easy there'd be no Viola Davis if or easy there'd be no Michael Teague Williamson no Steven McKinley Henderson no Russell Hornsby if brizi there'd be no Denzel Washington so keep working keep striving never give up fall down seven times get up eight ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship so people can keep growing keep learning see you at work

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