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Turning nothing into something and overcoming your struggles is something I admire especially when a person goes from being a homeless on the subway to owning a multi-million dollar brokerage firm That is the success story of Chris Gardner the person who has greatly influenced my values and a person I look to emulate I hadnt known about Chris until I saw The Pursuit of Happyness a film based on his life story Chris Gardner is tenacious and has a positive outlook which embodies what I strive to be Chris is the most influential person in my life because he has shown me how to be tenacious and take full on grasp of opportunities and to have a positive outlook on life as I live it to the fullestOne thing that I learned from Chris Gardner is to enjoy life to the fullest while maintaining a positive outlook on life Chris went through many obstacles to be where he is at today and although at times things seemed like they against him he never failed to lose faith and keep pushing forward At one point in his life he was homeless and tried to make means meet as a salesman selling portable bone density scanners although unsuccessful one day he met a manager for Dean Witter where Chris had impressed him and was given a opportunity as a intern stockbroker I see life in the same way and college is my opportunity for excellence As an opportunity I strive to excel in college because down the road I see my success It is very important for me to use the opportunity of college as Chris Gardner once said Stay in school Its what will give you options You dont want to try to do this thing the way that I did This is the reason why I must do well because college can open up other opportunities to achieve my dreamsChris Gardner is
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