“I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.” -Dwayne Johnson
Who is he
Dwayne Johnson, also known as “The Rock,” has had a professional wrestling and acting career before the age of thirty. Starting off with a rough childhood, he was able to get his life together with the help of mentors and involvement in sports. He was involved with the wrong crowd, but was luckily able to turn his life around. Getting involved with football and playing on a team transformed Johnson’s life for the better and set him on a better path. Unfortunately, Johnson’s football career was ended due to an injury – which sparked an interest in wrestling. Johnson later took a risk and got involved with acting and was successful in that industry as well.
Why he inspires us
The Rock has been very successful in many areas, but he has struggled and had to work his way to the top each and every step. Through his hardships, he continued to find what worked for him rather than completely giving up on finding his niche. Many people have a rough childhood and have no way to get out of it, but Johnson is an example of someone who was able to successfully get out of a bad situation in a healthy way. He was motivated and got involved with sports. He is an inspiration to all and shows us that you have control of your own life and are truly the only one that can take charge to change your future.