Considered one of the best motivational speeches, this famous motivational speech from the 2006 film, Pursuit of Happyness, features Will Smith and his son playing basketball.
At the start of the clip you’ll see Smith’s son (his actual son, Jaden Smith) playing around with a basketball, and he shouts out “I’m going pro!”
After hearing this, Smith decides to try and level his son’s expectations, mentioning that he himself never really excelled at basketball, so his son shouldn’t expect to either.
His son is visibly disappointed by this comment, and Smith notices this.
Smith then proclaims: “don’t ever let somebody tell you that you can’t do something, not even me.”
“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. You want something, go get it. Period.”
This motivational speech is a special one. Even though both Will and Jaden Smith are acting, they’re still father and son, and you can see how this scene reflects their own family dynamic.
It’s a short motivational speech, but it’s one of the best motivational speeches of all time, in our opinion