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Motivation In The Movie: The Pursuit Of Happyness

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In the movie titled “The Pursuit of Happyness”, there was a problematic family living in San Francisco in 1981. The main character, Chris Gardner worked as a salesman invested his entire life savings in portable bone density scanner to support his family including his wife Linda and a five years old son Christopher. However, Chris’ business is not doing well and his wife was forced to work. Day after day, Linda was suffering and she always quarrelled with Chris and blamed him didn’t play the role as a responsible father and a good husband. Luckily, this was not the end for Chris. One day, he met his turning point, Jay Twistle, a manager from Dean Witter. He offered Chris with a stockbroker at the end of a six-month unpaid training period. During that…show more content…
Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviours (Cherry, 2015). It comes when a person is willing to scarified time, money and energy to do well in a task. Motivation is an inherent action that provide us impulse to do something in order to achieve our goals. In the movie The Pursuit of Happiness, Chris Gardner who had lost everything in some financial crisis and he ended up living in homeless shelter with his son. He was jobless to support his son and his wife as a result his wife leaves him. Motivation drives him to struggle until the very end to get rid of this situation. With motivation, Chris had succeed even without biological needs such as food, water, and shelter. Besides, Chris also motivate his son to protect his dream during his free time with his son playing basketball. He motivates his son by saying “Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something’ themselves, they wanna tell you can’t do it. If you want something’, go get it. Period.” (Will Smith Movie Quotes That Will Motivate You Through Adversity,
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