THE LESSON FROM MOVIE “THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS”

gagalsuksesWhen I cleaned my room, I found my dvd movie collections there. I found my favorite movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. I have watched this movie more than 10 times and never feel boring. I can tell this movie is an extraordinary movie and more lesson that I can get from it. This movie is true story about stockbroker in America, Chris Gardner. This movie was first released in 2006. It tells the story about Chris Gardner life from people who don’t have anything and become the richest as Gardner Rich LLC CEO. The movie tells how the struggles, ups and downs of his life to become the richest man in America.

Start with a man who works as salesman who sells portable bone-density scanners which he demonstrates to doctors and pitches as a handy quantum leap over standard X-rays. He doesn’t have fixed salary. He lives with his wife and his son, then one day they have financial problems. His wife leaves him because she can’t leave in poor condition. Gardner Rich has passion and believe that he can give happiness to his son. He is willing to queue for long hours in social apartment to get adequate housing for his son, even he is willing to sleep in toilet for his lovely son.

One day he meets a man who drives a red farrari car, he searches place for parking his car. Gardner asked two questions while offering the parking place, “What do you do and How do you do?”. And, a man answer that he is a stockbroker and his salary is $80.000 in a month. This statement makes Gardner change his mind and his motivation. He shocks and curious, then he decides to apply to be stockbroker participant. Unfortunately, he failed because that man was fired, and even Gardner has left his old job as salesman.Pursuit_of_Happyness-32

Gardner never gives up, he tries to apply for other company to Dean Witter Reynolds. He still needs more effort and with low salary, but he always has high motivation. Finally, he gets certificate and join with Bear, Stearns&Company.  After he is being a high stockbroker level, he is getting resign and build a company, Gardner Rich&Company, Inc. The low condition, poor condition can change his life, he is able to rise and get great life.

This movie is so touching heart and more inspiration that can give encourage to our soul. It is ashame if we pass it. There is a unique thing from this movie, the wrong spelling of the tittle “Happyness”, it should be written as “Happiness”. We don’t know the reason that why they make it wrong spell. Happiness mean life with happy and wealth, and to reach it will face more risk and obstacles, and it is not easy to reach and it is not easy as expected. But we have to do efforts, prayer and believe that what we have done will be as expected.

In one of scenes from this movie, Gardner tells to his son that “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something? Go get it. Period”.pursuit_of_happyness

This movie learns to struggle in life and prayer to pursuit our dream, then rare we will face smooth way to get it. The patient, belief, and positive thinking is so important. The shortages and poverty is not an obstacle even something evoke the spirit and change our mindset about life. A strong desire force us to get out from uncomfortable zone to comfortable zone. The great man can be inspired us to afford to live. Assuming that he is a human and we are human as well, they can through their hard life and be great human, then we can through hard life and be great human as well in our specific field.

The education is a key to through this life, education is not only in school or formal education, also informal education that we can get from our experience or other experience and from what we have seen in this world. “Become Life-Long Learner”.

The struggle in life has more risks and we have to be brave to face and bear the risks about what we choose, do everything to be honest and thorough and patient in life. We always try to positive think and confidence what we will do and enjoy life with open heart and sincere. Passion, spirit and motivation can make we believe that we are capable through life in pursuit our dream. The success is in our mind, action and heart. If we are able to make it balance, then success will be close to us.

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by MEYF

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~APPRECIATE OUR EFFORT~

What will you do when your effort is success? What will you do when your wishes is well done? What will you do when your dream come true? What will you do when your projects success? What will you do with your victory?

Many ways we can do when this happens, one of them as a true winner is celebration. Celebrate the victory is not only holding big party and invite all colleague, it can be done with other activity that can give satisfaction about what we have won. And, also this certainly adopted that what we have won. For example, Moslem’s people will celebrate Idul Fitri as a day of victory after doing Ramadhan fasting in a month, they visit family and do prayer Idul Fitri as kind of celebration. So, Idul Fitri is a kind of celebration after fasting.

A manager in a company invites all of his team members to dinner as deal with his team in that project. This is a kind of celebration in job field. A student gives food to orphans over-graduated, this is a kind of celebration in students graduation.

When I was a student, being champion in a class was a victory for me, I had 3.00 score of GPA was a victory for me and I got jobs in great companies was a victory for me. To celebrate it, I usually do fasting for three days and invited my family’s members and my friend to take a dinner, or I would go to salon to pamper myself, I would go to the mall to buy clothes or I would go to the bookshop to buy books.

A manager in a company invites all of his team members to dinner as deal with his team in that project. This is a kind of celebration in job field. A student gives food to orphans over-graduated, this is a kind of celebration in students graduation.

When I was a student, being champion in a class was a victory for me, I had 3.00 score of GPA was a victory for me and I got jobs in great companies was a victory for me. To celebrate it, I usually do fasting for three days and invited my family’s members and my friend to take a dinner, or I would go to salon to pamper myself, I would go to the mall to buy clothes or I would go to the bookshop to buy books.

The celebration of victory is not mean a kind of arrogant or exhibit our effort to other or to be famous and hope other will respect for us, but the celebration is positive side, it can give motivation and grateful for what we have done. The celebration our victory give the pleasures and satisfactions, it gives energy for us to pursuit our next dreams. It can be meant as refreshing after struggling to achieve success.

Surely, you have joint with office party as celebration of company victory, all employee and managers will participate in this party. The party shows as a refreshing, encourage and give energy to them after busy with work.

So, why we don’t do that, we must celebrate our victory after achieving success. We must celebrate after success do our planning. We are suitable to celebrate with our way in positive things. And, the best way to celebrate it is giving the thing, either to ourselves or to other that we assume they are suitable to accept it.

 

~”Dream as high and celebrate yourself or your team members victory as a form of appreciation over yourself and your team members”~

 

By MEYF ^_^

 

THE PAST – THE PRESENT – THE FUTURE

I got inspiration to write this article after discussing with my brother.

In phisyc or mathematic, we are familiar with word of vector. It is a scale that has a value and also direction. If we look back to ourselves, it is the same with us, we have a value for ourselves, other and our God. We have direction mean vision, goal and passion for life. Our value is to ourselves to be the best and do the best as ability and we always be blessed by God. Our value is to others to share positive things and do great sincere for them. Our value is to God to obey His orders and to leave His prohibitions.

Beside we have a value, we have a direction. Our direction means our vision, our goal, our dream, our passion or our destination to live in this world and hereafter, to live in dunya and akhirah. Where we will carry our life today, whether to be like usual or be greater than usual or otherwise. It depends on us and depend on how we view our life. With blessed by God and support by others around us.

Living with vision, goal and destination make us live with spirit and we will keep it up to do and reach its. We will do maximum to reach as our ability through effort, dua, believe and trust it can be realize. May others will not agree with us, may others will inhibit or interfere us. But we should focus for what we plan before.

The lifetime is the past, the present and the future time. The past is all events have occurred. That event has occurred before the present. There is mention the past is memories and cannot forget it. Whatever various effort to forget it, the bad or good events, it cannot be forgotten. If we are busy to think about the past, may we will view more terrible in our life. We will not focus to live in the present and to live in the future.

We live for the present and the future, it does not mean we are busy to focus for our sadness in the past then make stultify our life in the present and in the future. It does not mean we are busy to focus for our happiness without doing anything in the present. We can get as lesson for event that occurred in the past, and we expect the bad event will not occurs anymore. We should do everything as good as the past and bad event will not occurs anymore.

If we get a chance to back into the past, what we would do at that time. We would do good things or we would do nothing so we would not get risk.

The present is what we feel and we face today. The present will occur after the past. Today is future for the past. It is not good if we are busy to think about past event, we should think about the present and the future as well, how to life, what we want to carry our visions, our goals, our dreams or our destinations to live in the future. But it doesn’t mean we just focus how to life in the duniya like find more money, power, position, etc. Also we should focus to think how to live in akhirah as well. We should choose to success life in duniya and akhirah. We will not forget to obey God and leave His prohibitions, then we will be blessed by Him and so far we will be given the ease to do our visions and our dreams.

Living for the future mean we are trying to prepare as well as we will save our life for duniya and akhirah, then we will get good and great live there. Living for the future will run consistent with our visions and destination if we have good planning and good spirit to reach it.

Having dreams, goal and passion is positive things to encourage life. For the past, every’s people have different way to respond event in the past. For me, I want to forget bad event, but I ll take positive it and I hope will never occur anymore. It will become a lesson for today and future.

We will not change to be good if we will not change it by ourselves.  We will not go forward or go ahead if we still think and focus about past. We cannot succeed to run our life if we cannot learn and take positive about the past. It depends on us and our view about the past, the present and the future. We should control ourselves and our mind to choose positive or negative things. Life is a choice, we choose to be good or we choose to be bad. It is in our heart, our mind and our action.

I have a dream and passion for the future and of course, I will get more obstacles to reach it. It is enough, me and God know it. Do effort, dua and trust and keep spirit in life although we will face more people will not agree with us. Just be who we are and do great in our life.

Always keep it up in life and reach our dream, passion and goal for happiness and wealth life in duniya and akhirah. And don’t forget to think who we are, always close to God as our God, then everything will be easier to do and all our dreams will be blessed by Him.

by MEYF ^_^