“You want something. Go get it. Period.”

The quote, “You want something. Go get it. Period.”, is from a phenomenal movie I watched at home the other night that I missed when it was in theatres. Pursuit of Happyness has far too many great messages to detail here, but there was one message that can never be repeated too much: don’t let anybody (and I mean ANYBODY) steal your dream. Actor Will Smith does a great job making that point in this short video excerpt from the movie (which by the way, is based on a true story about Chris Gardner, who went from being homeless to great success because he refused to let others steal his dream).

This movie is in my permanent DVD collection and I can’t wait until my grandchildren are old enough to understand it. You can get a copy at Amazon (and used ones are available as well.

6 thoughts on ““You want something. Go get it. Period.””

  1. This is so true. Dreamstealers are everywhere. The worst ones are from your most well-meaning friends and family. They are only trying to protect you from their own fears and self-limiting perspective. So, politely refuse to listen to the negative influece of other people. You don’t have to argue just excuse yourself and allow the negative energy to diminish. Thanks Vic for giving us the success fuel we all need!

  2. Bart has it right, the movie has it wrong. The message is “don’t listen”, not “don’t let them tell you”. What are you supposed to do? Club them before they speak?

  3. Thanks, Vic. I just posted this YouTube clip on my blog too. I found you through the Barefoot Summit page. All the best to you!

  4. wow.
    This little quote, is monsterous in meaning. It is really saying…no considerations (or as Jack Canfield would say…those become blocks to your success), and just move to your success…stop considering the if’s, and’s, but’s and what if’s.
    Simply said, do what it takes to get it, NO MATTER WHAT.
    Are you really willing to put yourself out there, and do it, NO MATTER WHAT?!
    love it!

  5. This movie is inspiring, this story is fascinating, this quote is so motivational. It is so simple, yet it has an overwhelming effect on your life, and your actions. It lets you forget all the fears of failure, and finally make a commitment. Pursuit of HappYness is the best movie ever created, there is no other movie that possesses a rival amount of meaning.

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