Go and Get It!
One of my favorite movies is the inspirational movie titled “The Pursuit of Happyness.” A true story based on an on again-off again homeless and single father of a young boy, who wife left him because she was scared of how unstable their lives were at the time. It is based on the true life story of Chris Gardner, who worked for Dean Witter and then went on to open his very own multi-million dollar brokerage firm, played by Will Smith.
Chris was a salesman of bone-density scanners and hustled hard every day to sell at least one scanner, which allowed him to feed his son and to have a place to lay their heads at night. After a chance meeting with a Manager at Dean Witter they shared a short cab ride. While in the cab the guy from Dean Witter was trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube, Chris impressed the guy with how fast he could solve the puzzle. He was then offered an opportunity to become an intern at Dean Witter, but with no pay and no guarantee of a job at the end of the internship. He took the internship and surpassed all his class mates.
If you haven’t seen this movie, I suggest you do. This movie is a true testament to the walls we sometimes build for ourselves. We build up these walls in our mind and they are based on what society disapproves of or accepts about us and we believe it. Just like Chris’s wife had no faith in Chris or his dream of one day becoming one of the best brokers on Wall Street.
It also shows you that if you ever want to receive the good things in life that you deserve you have to continue on your journey towards them. On the road of life, and in the pursuit of the life we have always wanted, our goals, our dreams and achieving everything we have envisioned for our lives, we will at times be confronted with turmoil, which will force us to decide whether we want to continue to push hard or not.
Failure comes when you refuse to keep walking the road you are destined to walk. Just because right now may be a bad time in your life, it doesn’t mean that things won’t get better. You have to keep moving forward, keep hoping and keep believing.
Life is short and tomorrow is not promised, so why not make 2014 be the year you start working on making your dream a reality. Then Go and Get It!