The Rock Explains How Not Making The NFL Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Him

It seems as though whatever Dwayne Johnson sets out to do that he becomes a monumental success. The Rock is one of the most popular wrestlers of all-time. Johnson has become a huge Hollywood star that has appeared in several blockbusters. He has also emerged as a gigantic star on Instagram. Mixing in photos of exotic locales, his lavish lifestyle, adorable family videos, as well as some words of wisdom. In his latest motivational video on Instagram, The Rock explained the one goal in his life that didn’t come true and that life isn’t always going to go your way, but use it as your motivation.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson described how his dreams of becoming an NFL player were shattered after being cut from the Canadian Football League.

“I’m gonna show you guys this view. It is spectacular of one of my favorite cities in the world: Vancouver, Canada. Look, I’ve dropped my blood and sweat in this city, wrestled multiple matches in this city, shot big movies in this city, but one thing that a lot of people don’t know that I wanted to share with you guys is when I was 22 years old, I came to this city for the first time. I was playing in the Canadian Football League, playing my first pro football game. I was playing for the Calgary Stampeders. We were playing the BC Lions. I was so excited.

Two days later, I got cut (laughs). Dreams shattered, sent home with seven bucks in my pocket. I was like, ‘Wait no, I gotta play in the NFL eventually. Those are my big goals. That’s my dream.’ You realize that playing in the NFL was the best thing that never happened because it got me here.

You gotta realize we’re gonna get our ass kicked. We’re gonna get the (expletive) kicked out of us. You gotta get up. You gotta have faith that the one thing you wanted to happen oftentimes is the best thing that never happened, so have faith and just keep that in mind and keep lugging away.”

The Rock said he had $7 in his pocket when he was released from the Calgary Stampeders and it was his “defining low point,” but the setback only motivated him to do more.

A true blessing in disguise.

This comes a day after The Rock showed off his new beard that has the ladies swooning.