Poor, yes I have been there, which is why I have created this site and want to share this good read with anyone that needs a boost in their morale.
If any of you have seen this movie, then you know how powerful it was. Tear-jerking, and more so for those who have been through the struggle or are still going through. I read this book way long after I have seen the movie.
When I was struggling with college classes, I went to my local library often and I placed this book on hold. It was a rough period for me and I was struggling to be happy and motivated with college. I had a 7-year-old with me and money was tight while trying to get by.
Often times, movies are dramatized to make for better viewing, which was a bit of the case in Pursuit of Happyness”. Nothing major but minor changes within the movie. The book was better I must say, and I read it from cover to cover taking notes in my free time from studying English 103.
If you have seen the movie and would like to read the book, click on the image above and you can order it through Amazon. Note that I will receive a percentage of the sale, however, it won’t be an additional cost to you. I highly recommend reading this book if you haven’t and are struggling to find your happiness within.
If you don’t want to buy it, check to see if your local library has it or even your local thrift bookstore. This a resource I recommend and stand by especially if you find yourself at rock bottom, whether you’re a college student, single parent, or someone that has fallen on hard times.
Here are some quotes from the book below
“The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn’t good enough, would be stilled.”
― Chris Gardner
“Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you really are, your degree that can go with you wherever you go, that you bring with you the moment you come into a room, that can’t be manipulated or shaken. Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first.”
― Chris Gardner,