The Rock Gets Me Through My Day
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is already the biggest superstar out there. He is the highest paid actor in Hollywood and is, essentially, the most bankable person on the planet Earth. There is a reason Rock is being targeted for every reboot, remake and reshoot in the world, and still shows up at Wrestlemania. Was anyone really asking for a new Jumanji? God, no. But it will make enough money to buy all of South America because Rock is front and center. Is Ballers that good of a show? Nah, probably not, but America loves it, and so do I. Why? Because Dwayne Johnson, true to his name, is a man of the people, his people.
Rock owned the wrestling world as "The People's Champ," and, now, he still is the people's champ. Instead of a physical belt and a ring, Rock is hoisting all of us up and the ring is life. He is the muscular, straight shooting straw that stirs the drink of existence. He is the life blood that fuels the world that we know and experience today. That just got deep.
As a few people close to me know, I have a sliiiight obsession with Labor Day in that the whole point of the holiday is to honor the "social and economic achievements of the American worker". Figured the most respectful thing I can do today...is work. So what do I do? Take business meetings at the house, text and email business partners and employees to see who wants to put in some work today and who goes radio silent on me (which for the record was no-one. Smart people;), and have philosophical conversations with my 8month old daughter about the value of hard work.. which went wonderfully well. And we do one more thing.. Train. Hard. Aaaand secretly pretend I didn't just completely p*ss myself when that lightning struck.😂💀. Thank you to my team who worked today and certainly the ones who came to the house to take mtgs. I will one day get the psychological therapy I need, so until then Happy Labor Day to everyone out there and your families. 💪🏾🔑💯 #MySlightObsession #WithTakinCareOfBusiness #DaddyDontDoLightningStrikesTho #AhHellNothingTequilaCantTakeCareOf
Take this video, for example. The Rock's Instagram is home to countless motivational pep-talks. I am sure I could count how many posts are on his page, but I say "countless" because the message he speaks resonates to no end. His impact is truly immeasurable. This particular post is on Labor Day. Rock loves to show love to American holidays, especially those that honor our troops, but if you know the Rock like I do, you also know that he holds the working man, the Everyman (and lady) who grinds day in and day out, in a special place in his heart. So what does Rock do? On Labor Day he posts a video, with a stellar caption to match, reminding us that hard work never stops for the hungry people out there that want to succeed. We can honor and be proud of our achievements, but you better bust your candyass into shape and keep the hustle alive.
How 'bout this one? Late at night on Thursday my man, Dwayne, posts this just to check in on his fans. I was ecstatic to hear his workout went well. If the Rock doesn't get a good workout how can I do anything? I can't. This next nugget is the key thing about the Rock. What makes the Rock so great is not just his charisma and charm, but his understanding. Rock gets us. He knows we are all busy. Yes, Rock, I am taking classes. I am living a busy life. I'm doing this blog thing, too. But instead of using his success as a way to beat on us peasants, he uses himself as the symbol of success. The Rock urges us to keep grinding and be the hardest workers in the room. Not everyone can be as talented as the Rock, but we can work as hard as the Rock. If I don't work as hard as I can every day I am no longer letting myself down. I am letting the Rock down, too. Also, did the Rock just tell me to go out and get laid? Love you, Rock!
There isn't much motivation or inspiration in this video. I just love watching it because I think it's hilarious how he jumps around with that dog. But that's not why you're reading this, so here goes. I want to be that dog. I want to pal around with the Rock in such a fashion. I actually just want to enjoy life as much as the Rock. Any of us normal candyass jabronis can't live life as fun as that because we know, deep down, that Dwayne knows we can all work harder. Be the hardest worker in the room, and maybe, just maybe, you can live like Dwayne. In another time people said "Yolo." In a cartoon I fancy and blog about they say "Livin' like Larry." If you're into Jesus and that whole thing you say "What Would Jesus Do?" I say "Be as The Rock," or B.A.T.H, for short. The Great One was not born great. He busted his ass, and you can to. I smell what the Rock is cooking, gang, and I got to tell ya: it smell good.
P.S. I wrote this all in my underwear while lying in bed on a day where all I did was wake up and watch the Office. Go get 'em gang!
Update: I check Instagram at around 1 a.m. in between episodes of The Wire to see this gem. The Rock sent out yet another message for us. Rock had me so hyped for life that I could barely catch the necessary z's. What needs to happen for me to be the third amigo in the next Rock/Kevin Hart collaboration? Maybe even a ¡Three Amigos! remake, but with more explosions? That's a serious question. I would love an answer. #ThePeoplesPresidentRock2020