Every now and then there comes a moment in everyone’s life, that’s just it, that’s what you needed, a win, a victory. And when you get the win, that small part of your life, that little part is called Happiness.
The pursuit of Happyness, happiness with a ‘y,’ is the story of Chris Gardner and his nearly one year struggle being homeless, with his young son. The struggle ends when Gardner becomes a stockbroker. Gardner founded his own brokerage firm Gardner Rich & Co in 1987.
The movie gives a simple message of never gives up, whatever comes just doesn’t. Chris Gardner’s wife left him, he was homeless for a year with a child to raise, yet he overcame everything and found his moment of happyness.
The Pursuit of Happyness Quotes
It’s not H-A-P-P-Y-N-E-S-S Happiness is spelled with an “I” instead of a “Y”
“The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn’t good enough, would be stilled.”
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves every day to count blessings.
Don’t just walk the talk, walk it and go forward. Also, the walk didn’t have to be long strides, baby steps counted too, Go forward.
Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something.
Maybe happiness is something we can only pursue, and maybe we can actually never have it, no matter what.
As long as I kept moving forward, one foot in the front door, the voices of fear, shame, the messages from those who wanted time to believe that I wasn’t good enough, would be stilled.
There was a language specific to all things. The ability to learn another language in one arena, whether it was music, medicine, or finance, could be used to accelerate learning and other areas, too.
Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth, but what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish.
You got a dream, you gotta protect it, people can’t do something themselves they wanna tell you that you can’t do it.
Her stillness defeated his storm.
The important thing about that freedom train is it’s got to climb mountains. We all have to climb mountains. Mountains that go way up high, and mountains that go deep and low.
Probably means, there’s a good chance. Possible means we might or we might not.
This part of my life, this part right here. This is called happiness.
“Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you really are, your degree that can go with you wherever you go, that you bring with you the moment you come into a room, that can’t be manipulated or shaken. Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first.”
The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.
“There was a language specific to all things. The ability to learn another language in one arena, whether it was music, medicine, or finance, could be used to accelerate learning and other areas, too.”
You want something, you go get it. Period.
“Still a dreamer, yet more of a realist than ever before, I knew this was my time to sail. On the horizon, I saw the shining future, as before. The difference now was that I felt the wind at my back. I was ready.”
What would you say if man walked in here with no shirt, and I hired him? What would you say?
He must have had on some really nice pants.
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