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Movies: The Pursuit Of Happyness

By Bigg Success Staff
December 12, 2007

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The Pursuit of Happyness
Starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith

It’s the true story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner (Will Smith), who raised himself up to become a successful stock broker and multi-millionaire. This happy ending didn’t come easily, though.  At his lowest point, Chris had lost his wife, his home, and even his bed at a homeless shelter. Imagine spending the night in a public bathroom with your child (Jaden Smith)!

What makes this story compelling was Chris’s determination to live the American dream. He found a job he wanted. He took a demanding unpaid internship to get that job. There was no guarantee he would get it, but he took that chance.

If there was an obstacle (and there were many for Chris), he found a way around it. He made no excuses, and did what he had to. He didn’t complain. He remained focused in the midst of chaos. He didn’t give up.

In the movie, Chris tells his son “Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something.  Not even me.  You’ve got a dream; you’ve got to protect it.  You want something, you go get it. Period.”  A Dad who definitely practices what he preaches!

When you need a bit of inspiration to take that next step, curl up and watch this movie.

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