I don't follow professional wrestling, so the first I knew about Dwayne Douglas Johnson was when he played a small part in a movie called Be Cool. He’d been in other movies, of course, but I'd not seen them.
As time went on, I saw him in more and more movies. Many of them were low budget kids movies with terrible plots such as Tooth Fairy, but he appeared more and more. Bigger roles came, and now he is the highest paid star in Hollywood. But more than that, most people acknowledge him as being one of the hardest working and nicest individuals you can meet.
So how does a person with no formal training, no experience and no qualifications make a career change and go on to dominate his industry a few years later? Heaven knows he isn’t the best actor in the world but of course he’s good at what he does do.
Watch this video and you'll see why he’s at the top of his game.
I wanted to do this blog post for a few reasons.
Behind the scenes, I see the quitting figures and believe me when I say they are sky high. Maybe people just realise that it takes hard work to succeed and give up. Maybe they let life events get in the way or just lose motivation.
Others don’t even try because they think you need to get a lucky break or already have the experience to get into the industry, but nothing could be further from the truth. You just need what the Rock has, sheer determination and an indomitable will.
Over to you.