Father: Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you…
You can’t do something.
Not even me. All right?
Son: All right.
Father: You got a dream…
You gotta protect it.
People can’t do somethin’ themselves,
they wanna tell you you can’t do it.
If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness Movie (Will Smith)
What it means to me
Direct father to son advice on keeping your dreams sacred and not letting anyone else take them away. How to deal with those who’d love to see us fail, ignore them.
This to me is the essence of persistence in following a goal right through till it’s achieved. Or by law of attraction, holding onto what you want to attract long enough that it appears in your life. The power of a decision and sticking to it. Attracting success.
Take a break by all means but never give up on your dreams, they often do come true:)
One of my followers Vishal, inspired me to do/share this 😀
Resources and Sources
Quote on IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921/quotes?item=qt0263689
Background image – YouTube
“Artwork” – http://DonCharisma.com
24 thoughts on “How to Make Your Dreams Come True, Father’s Advice to his Son”
Reblogged this on Genovation and commented:
Something to remember.
Thanks for reblog:)
Reblogged this on Talkin' 'Bout My Generation and commented:
This goes well with my last post- protect those dreams- they are oh so valuable!
Thanks for reblog:)
This is the truth brother, don’t be afraid to follow your dream and definitely don’t let anyone steal your dream by telling you can’t achieve it. I am following my dream as a prospector and many people have tried to discourage me. I don’t listen to them. no matter what I love what I am doing.
Hey Jack, you are doing the right thing bro, if you don’t believe in yourself then who else will ?
Good luck, hope you find what you’re looking for (literally in your case!)
Wonderful, Don, and very true.
I actually came from the other side of the fence, in that I was not encouraged at all – quite the opposite. My dreams therefore became all the more important for being (for many years), all that I had that I could call my own.
The positive comes in that not only did my dream come true (hey, I’m living it), but that I learned how to deal (positively) with detractors and those who did not have good wishes for me.
Sure sounds like I came from a negative – and it sure felt that way, too, for a long time – but I got a double positive out of it, a win-win. Does that make sense? Nothing can hurt me now and I understand where people are coming from. I know my strengths and I love what I do.
Okay, a win-win-win-win. 🙂
Thanks, the message really spoke to me.
I think that was part of what Chris Gardener’s message was that he didn’t want for his son what he had from his father, so was trying his best to raise his boy how he’d liked to have been raised.
Doesn’t sound like a negative at all, you’ve taken responsibility for yourself, found out how to do things right and because you’ve had to work at you’ll never forget it – entirely positive. Not all that different from my life. I’ve had mentors that have encouraged me along the way, thankful to those people.
Good to talk,
Thanks, Don. I think good mentors are an extra joy for being rare.
I like how strength comes from many things, both good and bad. It’s how people use their experiences that count.
Cheers to you. Have a great day/evening. 🙂
You are wise indeed:) Great day to you also:)
This is a good word! The world is full of dream stealers. We have to be the guardian’s of our own dreams.
So true Joseph, sometimes feels like I need a fortress !
Love this line in the movie!!!!
Me too, (obviously) … there’s another one I really love, can you guess which one ?
Tell me…..I haven’t seen the movie in a long time
Keep an eye on my emails, I’m doing the Photoshop now, so will be in the next couple of days…surprises are good:)
I will be on the look out……of course I am racking my brain to try and remember lines from the movie…..lol.
Something the little boy says when his father not really listening…that’s your only clue:)
I definitely agree. Most of the time well intentioned people in our lives may try to steer us from living our dreams, they are usually those that are scared themselves to live theirs. My parents encouragement of anything is possible was instilled in me as a child and it’s stuck with me.
Hey, yes very much agree, good parenting worth it’s weight:) Would you say that knowing this and following this has made your life happier ?
I definitely think that having that idea play in my head throughout my life has greatly helped. Parents our are very first teachers and we pay attention to the things they do and say. That’s why it’s important to be a good role model for your children. However, I hold myself accountable for my own happiness. It’s my choice whether or not I want to live my best life. It’s easy to blame our parents, the government, him, her or whatever but as adults we create the space to choose how we respond to life’s challenges.
Yes, yes, yes !
Be responsible for yourself, and be responsible for your own happiness. It’s not your boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, the government, your parents, your friend’s job to make you happy, it’s your job to make you happy …
So well said:)