Counting both his blessings and lessons learned in 2020 are serious reflection points for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson entering 2021.
Johnson shared some thoughts about these in a lengthy Instagram post on New Year’s Day. The worldwide movie star and former professional wrestler had his own challenges last year. They included dealing with his own COVID-19 issues along with his family members getting it, too.
Yet Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson looked at the bigger picture when talking to the millions and millions of his fans.
“One of the silver linings about 2020 is that it gave me time to reflect,” Johnson says. He adds that 2020 made him feel grateful for the invaluable takeaways from the year, including time spent with family.
“I had not been on an extended period of downtime since, I think, I was 18 years old,” he says. “I finally had that time.”
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Honors Power Of Being Present
“But what it did for me is it really allowed me, and I’d be interested to see what you guys think, you guys’ experience with this,” Johnson says. “It really allowed me to understand the critical nature of being present. Being present in my kids’ lives, my wife, my family, my business.
“I look at it and I felt like I was always present when it came to my family, my businesses,” he said. “I try really to be sharp and focused and always ultra-present. So it’s important to be ultra-present, but the lockdown really shifted that to the next level of what it’s like to be present.”
Johnson Takes Different View Of ‘Hardest Worker’ Motto
If you hear Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his interviews, then you know he talks about being the hardest worker in the room. In 2020, the entire year caused him to take a little bit of a different view at that.
“Also one of the lessons I learned is, yes, I’m always willing to be the hardest worker,” Johnson says. “Yes, you guys out there are always willing to be the hardest workers in the room. That’s a motto, we preach that. But what I also realized is that it’s important…to be the smartest worker in the room.”
He talks about other lessons learned in his year. Earlier in 2020, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson lost his father, former pro wrestler Rocky Johnson. Near the end of last year, he lost Pat Patterson, a man who helped give him his start in the WWE.
Give “The Rock” a few minutes of your time and listen to his life observations of 2020.
“But the No. 1 thing that 2020 has taught me is to lean in more and play with passion,” Johnson says. “It’s that passion, that mana like deep in here,” he says while pounding his chest. “That’s where it comes from and that’s a separating thing, a separating quality, an intangible.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready for 2021. His chat here just might make you want to run through a wall, too.
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