Bill Cosby Gives Motivational Speech at American Comedy Awards


Bill Cosby

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” – Bill Cosby

Earlier this month, Bill Cosby gave a funny and inspiring speech when the Johnny Carson Comedy Award was bestowed upon him at the American Comedy Awards. Most know Bill Cosby for his successes, but perhaps not for the challenges he has overcome. During his acceptance speech, Bill described how early in his career he experienced an inner battle before a major milestone performance. What Bill recounted in his story was the power of the mind when you allow it to work against you contrasted to when you chose to make it work for you.

(If you would like to watch it firsthand on the NBC website, the video clip is only available to view if you are in the US.)

The moral of the story is that life is a stage, and like for his comedy act, you have to show up everyday in your own life. Here are a few other timeless positive affirmations from Bill’s acceptance speech:

  • No one else can represent who you are like yourself
  • Don’t fear who you are and be yourself
  • You have power over your ability to perform and connect with others
  • You can overcome your inner critic and prevail
  • Know yourself from within
  • Let go of fear and shine

Embrace what Bill Cosby has shared about having a healthy mindset and see the difference it makes in your health and life 🙂