To be persistent in the face of immense challenges requires a real relationship with faith. Not a one-night stand but a deep commitment and enormous sacrifice. When I listen to Chris Gardner and his unshakable faith to follow his dream to become a stockbroker, I said to myself, “can I do that.”
The man slept in a subway station toilet with his toddler son. Enrolled on a low-paid trainee scheme at a stock brokerage company, didn't have enough money to raise the deposit to rent an apartment, bed down in parks, at church shelter, or under his desk at work after everyone else had gone home. Through painstaking sacrifice, Chris endure all of that struggle to pursue his dream of becoming a stockbroker. Despite this adversity, Mr. Gardner thrived in his job.
At the end of his training period, he was a natural at selling stocks and shares, his firm Dean Witter Reynolds (DWR) made him a full employee, and he eventually became a multimillionaire. What are you willing to give up for your dream. But that’s faith right there. Have you ever heard Chris Gardner's speech? If not, you should Google it or watch the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. When you have that type of belief, and you are prepared to go against popular opinion, and you believe in something so much, you can feel it, without touching it, you have now entered the world of faith.