Today we’re going to continue with advice from The Rock, real name Dwayne Douglas Johnson. These best life lessons can indeed serve as an inspiration to be successful in whatever you do. It doesn’t matter what success means to you. It doesn’t matter how big your dreams are. And it doesn’t matter what goals you want to achieve in life. It is important to improving the quality of your life. This does not necessarily mean to gain in material comfort. It can also be about bringing more peace, serenity and well-being in your daily life.
Indeed, it is essential to take matters in hand to bring about real change. It is not enough to feel sorry for yourself, to find excuses for yourself to hope to see positive and genuine improvements. It is also essential to have a real will to let go of negativity and do everything you can to be successful. However, this is not as simple as it seems. You might be having trouble knowing where to start. The Rock’s tips come in handy to help you in this regard.
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His # 1 Tips: Set Goals
According to The Rock’s advice, the first thing to do to improve your life is to identify concretely what you want to change in it. What aspect do you want to improve? What goal do you want to achieve? Where is the final destination for you? Why do you want to make the effort?
“The first step to achieving your goal is to take a moment to define them. Know the effort you will need to provide”.
This is what will allow you to move forward in life, to bring your dreams to life, to stay on the right path. Simply because you know what you want. Let us take the example of an archer for ease of explanation. Where would it aim if no target is within range? It’s very simple, he would draw at random. His effort will then be in vain and his arrow would be lost in nothingness. And it’s the same for you if you don’t have a well-defined goal in your life. It would be a waste of your energy and time.
Dwayne Johnson’s Tip #2: The essential failure
Before achieving success, the actor of the remake of Jumanji encountered several difficulties in his life. For example, he did not manage to join the NFL (National Football League) despite his passion for American football. He was also fired from the CFL (Canadian Football League) after only one pro game. If then he started to give up, he wouldn’t be one of the most influential people of the 21st century today. On the contrary, he used it to boost himself. “I like to use the difficult times of the past to motivate me”.
And that requires a change of mind. According to The Rock’s advice, “When life puts you in tough spots, don’t say ‘why me?’. Just say: put me to the test”.
- Use these difficult times to build an iron mindset.
- Learn from your mistakes.
- Overcome the obstacles you encounter.
- Don’t let it fester without reacting.
- Take back control of your life.
“If there is anything between you and your success, move it. Don’t pretend you don’t see it”.
The Rock’s Tips # 3: Get Better, More and More
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For Dwayne Johnson, being successful in life is not about surpassing or comparing yourself to another person. According to him, you have to put yourself in competition with yourself. You have to make yourself a better person every day. Better than you were yesterday, but not as much as you will be tomorrow. Indeed, many people often neglect this aspect. But the truth is, competing with yourself is the best way to achieve real positive change.
And it takes real effort on your part. Don’t wait for another person to save you. Take the initiative yourself. Either way, you are the sole master of your life. It is you and only you who will be able to make the change. So put yours in it.
From The Rock’s advice:
“All success begins with self-discipline. It starts with you”. Likewise, “There is no substitute for hard work.”
Make yourself want to act. Do some work on yourself to learn more about your expectations in life.
His Tip # 4: Always aim for more
The last pieces of advice from The Rock that we will see today are to realize the importance of having ambition. “You don’t need directions, aim for the top and go! Said the former professional wrestling star. For him, resting on his laurels is not an option. On the contrary, he prefers to challenge himself in order to always improve. Setting goals are not enough. With each goal achieved, he challenges himself even more. When he found success in the world of wrestling, for example, he wanted to enter the cinema business. It is for him the best way not to suffer his life and to live it fully.
“Don’t be afraid to be ambitious. The hard work never stops. You should do the same with your dreams”.
Much like that of Will Smith, The Rock’s advice would always tell you to sharpen your skills instead of just telling you that you can’t do it. Identify your weak points and improve them. Addressing and strengthening these areas can encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. You will go from quality to excellence. This is what will sharpen your self-awareness. This is what will offer you the opportunity to bring excitement, pep, spice into your existence.
But anyway, always remember that “The wall! Your success is on the other side. You can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do”.
If you have any other tips from The Rock that have inspired you? Do not hesitate to leave a comment.
Ana Kevelin Reyes
Author, Mindset Coach & Speaker