The Pursuit of Happyness is a movie based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Christopher invested heavily in a device known as a “Bone Density scanner” however, they do not sell. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his bank account, and credit cards. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Christopher is now desperate to find a steady job; he takes on a job as a stockbroker, but he needs to go through 6 months of training before he can receive pay.
The following is a very inspirational scene from the movie.
In this scene, Christopher’s son makes a comment about being a pro basketball player. When his father shoots his dream down immediately after, the young boy becomes discouraged. This is when Christopher (Will Smith) shares the famous quote…
My message today is just this. Dream big! Do not let anyone stand in your way! Follow your passions and trust your heart (and God!). The pursuit of happiness is finding what you are passionate about and following this. Take a moment today to think about what makes you excited. What gets you up in the morning? I challenge you to find your own passion, and share in the comments below!