The pursuit of Happyness was a movie that I just loved. Apart from the fact that Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, is as great an actor as he is, the movie truly touched my heart. The extent that a father would go to protect his son’s livelihood and the blind faith that his son has in him is soul unnerving. The movie brought tears to my eyes at various points. But, I think what really worked for me was the feeling of how we can do great things but at times we just don’t believe ourselves to be capable enough.
The movie has a great line which says:
Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. NOT EVEN ME. You got a dream , you gotta protect it. When people can’t so something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. PERIOD.
That just sums up some of life’s dilemmas beautifully. You may see someone failing at something you dream of doing and lose hope, but how can be you so sure that you’ll face the same fate? Maybe that’s what you’re destined for but you didn’t even give it a try ! Ask someone for advice but don’t get help ? Have faith in yourself ! Pep talk yourself into believing that you can do it ! Be your own motivator, don’t depend on others to boost your morale, because once you succeed, your success will be what gives you an adrenaline rush. And, for the days that you struggle, you will become a stronger and more experienced person than before. Just imagine what all you can miss out on by believing that you “can NOT do it” in someone else’s opinion.
So the 5 step guide to getting what you want:
1. Believe in YOURSELF and have FAITH in GOD
Yes, it’s easy to believe what people say and even easier to take things as they are.But, that’s the simple way out ! Because, without believing in yourself, you’re just another guy/girl.
2. GET OUT of your comfort zone
Comfortable job, easy money, convenience. But, is this what your actual capability is? I’m sure you can do better than this ! Push yourself, challenge yourself and face the hardships that come your way, because you’re made for much better things, you just have to go that extra mile !
3. Listen to your HEART
Yes, security ( financial or other terms) is important but at the expense of your dreams ? Not worth it ! Spend some quality time with yourself, and discover what you are probably suppressing inside yourself, and work towards it !
4. Don’t go overboard, ONE STEP at a time
Lots on the self development and doing what you love, but you wouldn’t want to take rash decisions that will get you on the street. Plan your journey !
5. Trash all the NEGATIVE company
All the people who say you’re not going to get your dreams are just not worth it ! Spend time with people who are there for you and even if they believe in you, don’t try to bring you down !
So, in the end it’s just:
You want something, go get it. PERIOD. 🙂