If you’ve never seen the movie The Pursuit of Happyness, then I highly recommend that you take time out of your schedule to watch it. I promise you that even after watching the trailer that I provided for you in the title of the film just now, you will feel inspired. Famous actor, Will Smith, plays lead role as Chris Gardner who is doing his best to successfully raise his son while working on making a better life for the both of them. Throughout the film, Chris Gardner portrays amazing leadership skills by gaining trust, staying positive, and never giving up. One quote that I found very powerful and encouraging was this:
Basically, people are going to disagree with you sometimes, tell you that you’re going to fail, and try to tear you down. Use those judgments to your advantage and let it be your motivation to prove everyone who has ever doubted you that they were wrong about you. If you have a goal that you want to achieve, don’t let anyone get in the way of that. When people try to take something away from you, whether it be a dream, goal, or your happiness, that just shows that they have insecurities. Don’t let their insecurities interrupt your path to success. Good leaders push their way through hardships and criticism in order to reach their accomplishments. Good leaders also utilize that criticism and learn from it in order to reach a higher success. If you want to succeed as much as you breathe, THAT is when you will truly be successful. Leadership is based on one thing, and that is YOU. Do you have what it takes?