The 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith and his son Jayden taught me some valuable things. If you saw the movie then you would know why I spelled “Happiness” that way, lol. I watched this movie for the first time just last week, and I have to be honest I was in tears by the end of the movie. I could relate to the movie so much, being a single mom and feeling like I’m the only one in the race trying to get to the finish line, and finding what will help me get to that place of happiness and stability.
All throughout the movie, Will Smith’s character faced so many setbacks but he kept on pushing and moving forward. He was determined to get the job, wait better yet, the career that would change his life like never before.
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When he was faced with eviction not once but twice; the first time he found another place that was much cheaper and smaller but it would do because he knew better was ahead. But yet again he came home to find all his stuff sitting outside the door. Anyone else would have fallen to their knees and given up but not him, he found another option.
For 6 months he continued to go to an internship that didn’t pay him, not one dime! He was constantly tried and tested by management to see if they could find his weak spot or simply break him, but he kept his composure every single time. He knew what he was working towards and nothing was going to get in his way!
For my 5 takeaways from watching this movie, please head to my blog where you can read this post in its entirety.
What would you have done? How would you react?