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25 Most Inspirational Quotes From Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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That phrase has become so known around the world because the person who said it is known as the most electrifying man in WWE history — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Check out some of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's best (and most inspiring) quotes.

Johnson's name has become a household name over the years, but as you may or may not know, this wasn’t always the case. As a matter of fact Dwayne had a few run ins with the law as a teenager, fast forward to 2016 he made the list of top 100 most influential people in the world.

Johnson was born May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He was born into a wrestling family, with both his father and grandfather being former professional wrestlers. However, "The Rock" had no intentions on following in their footsteps, so he pursued football, and played in college at the University of Miami.

His college football career was short-lived due to injuries, which is what led him to professional wrestling. During his career, Johnson pursued acting as well, which he succeeded in, scoring hit movies such as The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King and The Game Plan, just to name a few.

Johnson still occasionally goes back to wrestling and does movies as he just scored a few more blockbusters in Jumanji, Rampage and is one of the protagonists in the hit Fast and Furious series. Outside of that, "The Rock" has found success in something he does when he’s not on camera, weight training.

He went from being a typical well-built wrestler in the WWE, to being a guy who you would allow to hit on your woman right in front of your face because you know you couldn’t do anything about it.

It seems like ever since Johnson pumped himself up to this level of buff he’s gained a lot more followers not only on Instagram (where he has 105 million now) but also in life.

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He’s had many motivational speeches and interviews, he posts motivational content on social media and is very philanthropic, giving back to many charities and spotlighting everyday people’s stories that he takes a liking to. Truth be told, with all that said it makes it hard for one to not like this guy.

So we broke down 25 of best quotes from "The Rock" that hopefully you can take something from. Enjoy.

1. Anything worth attaining usually requires our maximum effort.

“Blood, Sweat and Respect. First two you give, the last one you earn.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

2. Don't just celebrate that the opportunity is here. Be ready to take advantage of opportunities when they come. 

“When You Walk Up To Opportunities’ Door-Don’t Knock It. Kick That B*tch In, Smile and Introduce Yourself.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

3. No matter how painful your past is, there’s something you can take from it to learn about how to approach today.

“I Like To Use The Hard Times in The Past, To Motivate Me Today.”—Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

4. Outworking the competition and being yourself are the most crucial ingredients to true success. 

“The Road To Success and Greatness Is Always Paved With Consistent Hard Work. Outwork Your Competitors; Be Authentic And Above All Else. Chase Your Greatness.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

5. Successful people made proactive decisions at some point to be great.

“Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus & Effort, and we control both.”—Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

6. Authenticity is key. No one can do you better than you.

“One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

7. Very few people emphasize how important being kind is when making it big, but it‘s crucial.

“Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy, but being kind, in my opinion is important.”  —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

8. Putting yourself ahead of the pack is something your future self will thank you for.

“We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we accomplish what they can’t.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

9. You’d be surprised how much you can handle.

“When life puts you in touchy situations, don’t say “Why Me?” Just say “Try Me.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

10. Always document your growth and have a plan.

“Think back 5 years ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead 5 years and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

11. Looks and material things fade away, trust and true love won’t.

“I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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12. Don’t take life too seriously - it’s healthy to both laugh at yourself and with others.

“My philosophy is, it’s always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don’t mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I’d like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

13. Actions speak louder than words.

“Let your actions do your talking for you.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

14. Be diligent when working for the things you want in life.

“Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

15. Always compete with your past self. 

“It’s you vs. you.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

16. Anybody can make an excuse, be the type of person who makes a way.

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

17. Life is going to bring you adversity. Learn how to overcome it, instead of letting it overcome you.

“You either play the game or let the game play you.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

18. No one is perfect, so we might as well embrace our flaws.

“I want to be a man who is truthful and who won’t let pride get in the way. I feel there’s something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

19. Anything worth achieving takes time.

 “Success isn’t an overnight thing. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

20. Showing your love is more impactful than confessing it.

“If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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21. Your ego can hold you back from many things. 

 “Check your ego at the door. The ego can be the great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

22. There’s many resources out there, always know you’re not alone in depression.

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things that you can realize is that you’re not alone.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

23. You’re stuck with one body, be careful what you put in it.

“Nutrition is so important. It can’t be stressed enough.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

24. Sometimes nothing’s worse than a person who can’t take constructive criticism.

“I learned a long time ago how to be coachable.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

25. We are all faced with moments where we’re hit with the unexpected.

 “Life is anything but predictable.” —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Eric Webb  is a writer living in New Jersey. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Penn State, and he's passionate about sports and encouraging people to be themselves.