So lately I’ve been getting into one of those moods where all you do is watch YouTube videos or clips of films that inspire get you really inspired and motivated. I want to share with you guys a clip from one of my favorite movies, The Pursuit of Happyness. I find it to be very inspiring, and something that everyone can relate to.
Will Smith’s character, Chris Gardner, is playing basketball with his son, and his son mentions that he wants to go pro. Chris stops him right there and says that there and says that playing pro basketball is next to impossible. When his son hears this, he throws the ball to the side and doesn’t fell like playing anymore.
Chris goes up to him and tells him maybe the most powerful statement in the entire film. He tells him to never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do.
We can all learn from Chris’ message. No matter how many people you hear saying that something is impossible or not even worth trying for, you can’t let that affect your decision of whether or not to pursue the thing you love.
I’m not saying it’s easy; as a matter of fact, I should say that it is very hard to do. But it’s time to start believing in ourselves more, so that we can live for what we love.
“People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”