How many of you know about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? Come on, you know exactly who I’m talking about. Let me refresh your memory just in case.
Here's a lil' fact that explains my fun DNA.. When I was 10yrs old, my dad would take me to the gym with him on the weekends. Kick my ass and "stretch" the hell outta me on the wrestling mats. Then he'd kick my ass some more on the weights. He'd always say, "If you throw up, go outside. And if you cry, then go home to your mother." Yeah, that's my upbringing which taught me there will never be another substitute for hard work. And crying in the gym ain't allowed. Even if you're 10.. with a big ass afro. #WelcomeToLifeBoy #LetsGetToWork #ThrowUpOutside #IronParadise
Ok, now that we got that settled, let’s move on.
In a lot of his inspiring Instagram posts, he often uses the hashtag: #hardestworkerintheroom – I truly believe that he is the hardest working guy in the room at all times. Look, he started a company called “Seven Bucks Productions” because after college he had $7.00 to his name. The Rock said to himself “I know two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be.” And now over $100M later, it’s safe to say that he isn’t broke anymore.
Took me a bit to understand the ideology, but I've learned thru experience over the years, that when we place a tremendous amount of respect on our goals, we inevitably are willing to work that much harder to accomplish them. #RespectYourGoals #BeTheHardestWorkerInTheRoom #CussingAndSmilesAreMandatory
I’ll be completely honest with you, Dwayne Johnson is a hero of mine. He probably always will be. I’ve been following him since his WWF/WWE days. I remember his debut and he was basically the worst thing I’ve ever seen on my TV. Sorry, Rock. That blue get-up you wore was awful. Over the years even he knew it was awful and wanted to make a change. Enter “The Rock.” It was literally one of the most popular characters EVER in WWF/WWE history. When he makes a surprise appearance, the crowd blows the roof on the arena. Instant goosebumps. I don’t care if you’re a wrestling fan or not, just being there and witnessing The Rock is enough to make your head explode.
Do you think Dwayne got to be where he was in the WWE by sitting back and not doing anything? Absolutely not. He became the hardest worker in the room. When he took up acting and went to Hollywood, he became the hardest worker on set. Whether he’s in a movie or in his HBO Series “Ballers”, you know he’s having fun and is all business. I think it’s not out of the realm to say that he’s the hardest worker in the gym either. He’s in better shape now than he was back in his WWE days. Look at him. It’s pretty apparent that he tosses dump trucks from county to county for fun…after he works out. I can lift two milk gallon jugs in one hand. I’m pretty much on The Rock’s level I would say.
What is the purpose of this post today? My question to you is: Are you the hardest worker in the room? Or should I ask: Are you the hardest worker in the room even when you’re the only one there?
That’s what proves how bad you want your goals to be achieved in life. If you’re sitting at your desk checking Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, and then repeat the process all day long, then your goals are never going to be achieved. I’m guilty of it myself, so don’t think you’re alone in this. I check myself like “What the hell are you doing? Looking at puppies isn’t going to help further your business!!” Also, there’s nothing wrong with looking at puppy pictures. Ok? Ok. I want to be the hardest worker in my room whether I’m alone or on a team. Building a business or whatever you’re trying to do takes time, effort, patience, focus, and all the energy you can muster for the day…everyday. Be the best damn worker in the room everyday. Be the best damn person in the room everyday. Be the best damn person in your life everyday. Positivity breeds positivity. Others will take notice of what you’re doing. Even if you apply this to your job, you know that raise or promotion you’ve been wanting, yeah, it’ll be here sooner than you think.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might not be your hero, but there is plenty to learn from this man. I encourage to check out his Instagram…even if it’s for his puppy Hobbs. I’m just saying. Puppies. You can never go wrong with puppies.
Keep inspiring us, Rock!