This is a photo posted by Vin Diesel to his own Facebook page and it is incredible. I’m going to print it out, full color, frame it, and hang it from a stick so it dangles in front of my face at all times. So inspirational. Almost TOO inspirational? Nice thoughts and motivational catchphrases are all kind of empty and disingenuous, but “I Believe in You” has to be the worst of them all. Like, at least something like “You Can Do It” implies that the pressure and expectation is on you to put the work in, and that your ability to achieve your goals is primarily dependent on your own effort. But I believe in you? First of all, YOU DON’T KNOW ME, VIN DIESEL. And second of all, believe in me WHAT? What about me do you believe in? TELL ME, VIN DIESEL! I want to EARN your support! How will I know if your belief in me is working if I don’t even know what goal it/we are trying to achieve? This conversation with Vin Diesel is very one-sided, considering how supportive he supposedly is. “I believe in you, and that’s that. No more feedback on how you’re doing.” Oh well. That’s why they call it “faith” (huh?).
There are a bunch of great Vin Diesel photos. I’m also partial to the one where he’s leaning on an elephant. (Via Joe Mande.)