Are you wondering how you are going to survive this recession? Did you lose your job? Are you about to go on the streets with your kids? Is your marriage breaking up? Are you often wondering how your life is going to get better? Your answer is determination, you have to have that burning desire to survive, no matter what. You must realize that your success is determined by your driving force, deep within and it does not matter what you negatively see, hear or feel, you can survive. It does not even matter what environment you live in, you can control your own destiny. The story of Chris Gardner, the millionaire who came out with his true story, a few years ago should be as big as it was when the movie hit the big screen. Most people were only talking about it, because they were fans of Will Smith and like his acting. A lot of people who should have caught the main point in the movie, missed it and that’s why there are suffering now. Now, is the time read Chris Gardner’s book and watch his movie as if it is still popular as when it first came out. There are many tent cities in Sacramento, Los Angeles, California and Washington D. C. and possibly many other places.
You may ask, what does it mean to have that burning desire? It is sort of like promising your room mate that you will save her a slice of pizza and you have nothing else in the house to eat, so you have got to eat it, although you promised him you would not touch it. You had to have it, so you ate it. Another good example is the will to live like Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. No matter how many people have died of AIDS, he is determined to keep on living, not only for himself, but for God; because he realizes God has created Him and trust Him enough to place his life in His hands.
The movie Pursuit to Happyness is not fiction; it is an absolutely real life story of the millionaire Chris Gardner who was homeless on the streets of San Francisco with his son. His wife left him to go live with a man in New York city and he pleaded to keep his son with him, although he had ran out of money. From day to day, he struggled to pay rent until his landlord kicked him out. He even tried to keep his one room at cheap motel and pay on credit, but one evening all of he and his son’s belongings were placed outside of their room. Chris Gardner was homeless and had nothing but hope. He and his son slept underground in a locked bathroom when they could no longer remain on the Bay Area Rapid Transit train. He tried selling equipment to physicians and somehow managed to do it while struggling to learn all about selling stock investments. Rev. Cecil Williams who opens his doors to homeless at his church Glide Memorial was there for Chris and his son when they had no where else to go. Mr. Gardner worked at Bear Stearns & Co from 1983-1987 where he became a top earner. In 1987, he founded the brokerage firm Gardner Rich in Chicago from his home with only $10,000. Chris Gardner is still the determined man he was when he started making millions as a stock broker.