The Pursuit of Happyness

I watched The Pursuit of Happyness with my kids this weekend. It’s a rags to riches feel good movie that was “inspired by a true story”. It follows the life of a black father (played wonderfully by Will Smith) as he tries to make a good life for his son (played by Will Smith’s son in real life.)

If you have ever tried to generate business as a lawyer, you should see this movie. The shear determination of the main character is truly inspiring (he manages to finish an internship program with Dean Whitter even though he and his son become homeless along the way.)

What comes through in this story is that attitude and determination are critical to success. Of course most of us will not face the odds faced by Will Smith’s character. So watch the movie and then go forth and network–and make sure to keep a smile on your face even in the face of failure.

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