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How Chris Gardner Motivated Millions To Have Pursuit Of Happyness

What makes us wake up on a Monday? Honestly if the going is good, and one is smelling roses in both professional and personal life, then life itself is motivating. But when one faces hardship like Chris Gardener did, then what motivates one? Who Chris Gardener? Well think 'The Pursuit of Happyness', think Will Smith and his adorable little son and the hardship they overcome.


 The Pursuit Of Happyness, is based on the true story of Chris Gardener and his famous failures. The movie was a dramatic version of his autobiography, but it wasn't your regular feel good movie where one hits the rich pot midway. Nope. It was a journey where you lived his struggles and yet never stopped believing in his talent and hard-work.


I remember watching the movie which is one part struggle of a father, one part struggle of a professional and all parts perseverance. The Pursuit Of Happyness, is based on the true story of Chris Gardener and his famous failures. The movie was a dramatic version of his autobiography, but it wasn't your regular feel good movie where one hits the rich pot midway. Nope. It was a journey where you lived his struggles and yet never stopped believing in his talent and hard-work. And right at the end when he is told by his seniors that he should wear a shirt the next day too, as he has been hired as a stockbroker, you feel the butterflies in your stomach. 

So this Monday I am digging in some motivation in the man Chris Gardener and the lovely adaptation of his life 'The Pursuit of Happyness' movie, released in 2006.  Chris Gardener a man whose childhood was full of struggles and abuse wanted to provide for his family- a home and a life full of happiness. And while the man had the genius and the perseverance, success did not come to him easily. His wife walked out on him because of his financial instability, his house and funds burnt up in his debt and fine fire. He was forced to take his kid to night shelters and worse he was forced to take refuge in a public bathroom for lack of any roof over his head. Yet he stitched opportunities together for himself and eventually worked through cut-throat competition as an intern and bagged the job of a stockbroker. In real life Chris Gardener did go on to establish his own company and join the star class of millionaires!

Here is where you can pick his autobiography.

and here is the trailer of the movie.

And here are top 5 quotes from the movie that will keep everyone recharged through the week I promise.  

                                         The Pursuit of Happyness Quotes


                                         The Pursuit of Happyness Quote


                                           The Pursuit of Happyness Quote


                                          The Pursuit of Happyness Quote


                                         The Pursuit of Happyness Quote

I am all motivated and looking forward to rolling some serious surprises on KetchupMoms this week. And trust me we will need all the cheering and jeering from your end for the same. Meanwhile if your kids need some motivation to be a part of one big happy family, let them watch Coco or read Families are Different book or let them indulge in writing a letter to their grandparents

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Tasmine Posted on Jul 21, 2018

THX that\'s a great anrsew!

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Charu Chhitwal, Founder KetchupMoms has daring tastebuds, a love for travel and an owl for her soul. It’s little wonder then that she loves to write and share her tips and tricks on traveling, food,

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