So I watched The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and his first guest was Kevin Hart. I've been watching Kevin as of late because, as you may or may not know, he just got done filming "Central Intelligence" opposite my career mentor, The Rock. Plus, this was actually a film that I auditioned for....to play opposite these two action stars...but I didn't get it as my role was changed to a male...but alas, I digress.
I never thought that I could connect even more to someone who embraces his snark and wit, but I really applaud Kevin Hart even more because of his seeds of inspiration. Who knew??! On a Comedy Central show, Kevin Hart totally nailed in his speech exactly why I do what I do: "I'm big on health....here's what I've learned...I've learned that I have a platform where I can motivate and inspire, and what better way to do that than running?"
A platform where he can motivate and inspire: Kevin Hart is using his celebrity to spread positivity, and he just so happens to use running, which is one of the many athletic endeavors I use to do the same. Celebrity isn't for the cars or the clothes or the exotic vacations or the tiny dogs that fit in expensive purses; it is exactly that....a platform where you can do so much good for so many people. You can inspire, connect, motivate, and really become a part of changing humanity for the better. That's exactly why I pursue my passion of acting and also why I correlate that with my KulaNinja videos, my training, and my martial arts. All of these are connected in the sheer fact that they are my platform, where I want to invoke change and do the best that I can do to those who will listen.
So thanks Kevin Hart, that little statement really spoke volumes to me and reiterated why I keep pushing forward, one foot in front of the other, one beautiful day at a time.
PS....as you're really into running and I don't have a partner, what are you doing this Sunday, October 11th? I'm running the Long Beach Half Marathon and could use some motivation. ;)