Famous for his catchphrase in WWE, ‘If you smell what “The Rock” is cooking,’ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a self-made millionaire. Dwayne began his career as a professional football player, then he became a professional WWF/WWE wrestler, and then a professional Hollywood actor. He earned the title of “highest-grossing” actor in 2013 beating Robert Downey Jr. of the “Iron Man” fame, after his films scored over $1.3 billion in ticket sales in 2013.
The Rock’s Achievements
▶ World’s highest-grossing actor 2013
▶ In 2013, his movies scored $1.3 billion in ticket sales
▶ Highest-paid first-time leading male actor
▶ Dwayne was paid $5.5 million for his first lead role as an actor
▶ World’s highest-paid actor 2016 where he beat Jackie Chan and Matt Damon
▶ Won 17 Championship Belts during his WWE career
▶ Youngest WWF World Champion to beat world champions Triple-H & Stone Cold
The Rock’s 10 Rules of Success
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is now at the epitome of success after his stint with the “Fast & Furious” movie franchise. His commitment to success is admirable and below are Dwayne’s 10 Rules of Success.
10. Be A Trailblazer
Dwayne used to be a professional football player while in high school. He says that playing football in his teenage years helped him learn how to FOCUS and achieve his GOALS. He says that, “A trailblazer is a daring person, someone who thinks out of the box.” Dwayne believes that when you’re a trailblazer you can easily step out of your comfort zone and achieve your goals.
When he became a wrester, his football training helped him develop “The Rock’s” persona.
9. Be Yourself
After being booed for his wrestling persona in the initial days, Dwayne become very angry & nervous. He being a master in branding & promotions, soon realized that he lacked authenticity and that he was not being himself. He then walked into the wrestling ring and “The Rock” was born.
“The Rock” became a WWE sensation within few weeks and he took over the WWE charts by defeating the world champions Triple H & Stone Cold.
8. Find Balance
Dwayne says, “Find balance in your life and do what you love. Sometimes life can be challenging but work on building the right kind of support network for yourself.” We all have our good and bad times. During the good times, you should help as many people as you can. So that if you go through hard times, those same people will stand by you.
7. Incredible Work Ethic
“Your work ethic is everything.” says Dwayne.
If Dwayne has to be on the set at 8 am in the morning, he will wake up 4 hours earlier. Before he reaches the set, he will have worked out twice. He says that he works really hard to be in shape. On the film set, he is a thorough professional. Always on time, always means business, and always a performer.
In 2018, his films scored a massive $1.488bn at the box office. His Arnold-like muscular body with the Buddha-like bald look, distinguishes him from other Hollywood actors. His persona is contagious, both on-screen and off-screen. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has proven that he can not only wrestle well, but also deliver successful box office hits.
6. Follow Your Heart
Dwayne had $7 in his wallet when he was laid out of the CFL team. Today he is one of the highest paid actors in the world.
Dwayne was laid out of the Canadian Football League team in . He had no money, no place to stay, and he was completely depressed. So he returned to his father’s home in Nova Scotia, Canada. After few weeks, he got a call from the head coach asking him to come back. He made a decision that day. He made a decision to follow his heart.
Dwayne then chose to become a wrestler and what followed was 17 Championship Belts during his WWE career. He says, “We all have those times when the going gets tough. But that is the time when you should stay strong and follow your gut.”
5. Work On Yourself
Dwayne is 6’5″, muscular, strong, and action films suit him best. But since he wanted to become a better actor, he started experimenting different film genres including comedy, drama and family-oriented films. He starred in The Tooth Fairy which was a family film with a lot comedy and drama.
Never fear to experiment different things & always work on making yourself better.
4. Consistency Is Key
If you want something, you will have to work every single day. Dwayne works out everyday to stay in shape, no matter how busy is. Consistency is key. His football training during high school taught him the importance of discipline and consistent effort. It also made him ambitious and taught him to set goals.
3. Learn From Failures
Dwayne says that if failure gets the best of you, don’t worry. Time heals everything. He says that if you fail, learn to get back up, put your gloves on and keep fighting. You will eventually succeed.
He also stresses that we should learn from our failures. Our failures often teach us the most important lessons of life.
2. See The Potential In Others
When Dwayne was in high school, he would often mess with people given that he was 6 feet long with a muscular body. He once dis-respected his teacher and apologized the next day. The teacher who also happened to be the head football coach then asked Dwayne to play football for him. Dwayne later shared that his high school teacher never judged him for the dis-respectful kid he was. He instead saw the potential in him and gave him a chance to prove himself in the sport.
1. Dream Big
When Rock was a 8-year old kid, he dreamed of being a combination of following actors & entertainers: Elvis Presley, Chuck Norris, Harrison Ford, Richard Pryor, and Rocky Balboa. He said that he always dreamed of being an entertainer. He says that one should always follow their dream and give it their all to make those dreams come true.
Get In Action Mode
Are you pumped up and excited? Then it’s time to take action. Remember these 10 Rules of Success by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and give your best shot at whatever you want to achieve.
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