Life is full of disappointments. You don’t always get what you want, no matter how hard you worked for it. So, these Dwayne Johnson quotes may be what you need if you’re feeling aimless and wanting to give up.
Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972. Before his wrestling and acting career, Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami. He was eventually replaced in the lineup after suffering multiple injuries.
He attempted to pursue the sports professionally but went undrafted during the NFL Draft in 1995. This led him to join the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. However, he was cut from the team shortly after.
Born into a family of wrestlers, he instead secured a deal with the World Wrestling Federation as the first third-generation wrestler in the history of the WWF. He won his first championship in 1998 and became known as The Rock. His time with the company contributed to WWF’s substantial boom in the late ’90s and early 2000s.
In 2004, he left his wrestling career to venture into acting full-time. Initially, he landed his first lead role in 2002’s The Scorpion King. Since then, Johnson has headlined dozens of Hollywood films, from comedies to action and adventure to animations.
His life was not without challenges. Prior to his success in entertainment, Johnson was arrested numerous times for fighting, theft, and check fraud. Regardless, he was able to turn his life around. Now, Johnson is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.
Here are 30 Dwayne Johnson quotes to remind you that it’s not over until you say it’s over.
Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort, and we control both. – Dwayne Johnson
Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, ‘Aww shit, they’re up!’ – Dwayne Johnson
With drive and a bit of talent you can move mountains. – Dwayne Johnson
If something stands between you and your success, move it! Never be denied. – Dwayne Johnson
You don’t need directions, just point yourself to the top and go! – Dwayne Johnson
I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today. – Dwayne Johnson
Success isn’t overnight. It’s when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up. – Dwayne Johnson
I do all my own stunts. I’m kidding. – Dwayne Johnson
When you walk up to opportunities door, don’t knock it… kick that b*tch in, smile and introduce yourself. – Dwayne Johnson
Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy, but being kind, in my opinion, is important. – Dwayne Johnson
All success begins with self-discipline. It starts with you. – Dwayne Johnson
The wall… Your success is on the other side. Can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do. – Dwayne Johnson
Success isn’t always about greatness, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. – Dwayne Johnson
Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give, last one you earn. – Dwayne Johnson
Attitude and enthusiasm play a big part in my life. I get excited about the things that inspire me. I also believe in laughing and having a good time. – Dwayne Johnson
Check your ego at the door. The ego can be a great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success. – Dwayne Johnson
In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and I knew two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be. – Dwayne Johnson
I’m always asked, ‘What’s the secret to success?’ But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room. – Dwayne Johnson
My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining. – Dwayne Johnson
Grind hard, shine hard! – Dwayne Johnson
I grew up where, when a door closed, a window didn’t open. The only thing I had was cracks. I’d do everything to get through those cracks – scratch, claw, bite, push, bleed. Now the opportunity is here. The door is wide open, and it’s as big as a garage. – Dwayne Johnson
I didn’t have to win, and winning wasn’t important to me. Being a world champion wasn’t important to me. What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it. – Dwayne Johnson
The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself. – Dwayne Johnson
Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams. – Dwayne Johnson
I can eat two large pizzas and a tray of brownies in one sitting. I’m not sharing that. We can get another one, but I ain’t sharing. – Dwayne Johnson
Around every corner, always protect the engine that powers you. – Dwayne Johnson
I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them. – Dwayne Johnson
Being a true badass has no weight or gender requirement — just 100% commitment to greatness. – Dwayne Johnson
My mom cleaned toilets for a long time, and she’d seen a lot of terrible things, but she was still the strength of our family. And there are women like that all across the country – all around the world – who show that type of fortitude. – Dwayne Johnson
The first step in achieving your goal is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it. – Dwayne Johnson
Share these 30 Dwayne Johnson quotes to your loved ones to remind them that success doesn’t come easy.