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Watch These 5 Movies that Will Inspire You to Be More Productive

Life might knock you down several times, but the secret to getting by is never giving up and picking yourself up each time you fall. Just like with your career life, there will be days when you’re having a bad day with your work, but still, you dare to come back and try another day. And what better way to find inspiration to rise and be productive than through cinema? That is why we want you to watch some movies that will teach you all hard work, never give up and boost up your productivity.

The Pursuit of Happyness

” Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”

Will Smith stars in this true story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner, who raised himself to become a successful stockbroker. Chris Gardner is a bright and talented but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go.

When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters to pursue his dream of a better life for the two of them.

Pursuit of Happiness is not just a movie that will make you cry but also demonstrates why you should never give up on yourself and not allow circumstances to destroy your dreams.

What you can learn from the movie:

  • Work hard and show your commitment.

  • Don’t give up and face problems in life

  • Spread happiness, and even life is being hard for you

  • Always prepare to face anything in life

Good Will Hunting

“You’ll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you’re afraid to take the first step because all you see is every negative thing 10 miles down the road.”

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a complex graduate-level math problem. One day, an MIT professor, Gerald Lmbaeu discovers and decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. After the police arrest Will for assaulting one of its officers, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency if he gets treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).

Good Will Hunting is a movie for everyone who’s got talent but doesn’t believe they deserve success. However, it will certainly motivate and prove you competent.

What you can learn from the movie:

  • Your problem does not preclude you from success, nor do they define you

  • Knowledge is good, but only experience gives you wisdom

  • Life doesn’t have to be perfect

  • Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone

The Bucket List

“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. First, ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ Second, ‘Has your life brought joy to others?

Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are strangers until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: finding out “who they are”, what they have done while living lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to do before they die.

So, against their doctor’s advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

What you can learn from the movie:

  • Find the joy and make it contagious.”

  • Don’t let fear stop you from following your dreams.

  • Be grateful for what you have.

  • It’s never too late to start living.

The Wolf of the Wall Street

Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort founds his firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together with his trusted lieutenant (Jonah Hill) and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes an immense fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort partakes in a life of the party, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess.

One cannot help to watch The Wolf Of Wall Street and be empowered by the performance of DiCaprio. It is a movie that will make you re-evaluate your life and aim for better things.

What you can learn from the movie:

  • Set your life goals clearly

  • Don’t accept “no” for an answer.

  • Dream big – and look through a realistic lens.

Yes Man

“Sometimes the little opportunities that fly at us each day can have the biggest impact.”

Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) is living his life in a negative way. Then he goes to a self-help seminar and learns to unleash the power of yes. Living in the affirmative leads him to all sorts of unique and transforming experiences; he gets a job promotion and even finds a new romance. But Carl finds that too much of anything, even positive thinking, is not necessarily a good thing.

What you can learn from the movie:

  • Say yes to overcome fears.

  • Embrace change in life

  • Saying yes leads to new opportunities to get outside your comfort zone and overcome fears.

  • Life isn’t just about saying yes or no. It’s about sharing experiences and what you have to give to the world.

So that's some movie that could spark motivation and make you eventually be more productive.

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