Here’s Why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Wakes Up At 4 AM Everyday

Dwayne Johnson, the real life Hercules of Hollywood shared a special message with his fans on his 44th birthday.

On his birthday, The Rock uploaded this picture on his Instagram page while sharing with the world why we wakes up at 4 AM everyday!

No magic formula or secret to success. I'm up at 4am daily and puttin' in the hard work that I already know my competition is not willin' to do. If they're willin' to get up at 4, then you bet your ass I'm gettin' up at 3. And if they're willin' to get up at 3am, then well… I'll be gettin' up at 2:59 cause that's just bullshit. I don't pretend to do it. I do it. Daily. It's my anchor and will always be my edge over my competition. You don't have to wake up at the ass crack of 4am dawn to find your anchor. Whatever it is that gives you "your edge" over everyone around you – then that's what you do. You find it, you apply it and you protect it. Whether it's your co-workers, teammates, classmates or business associates.. the #AnchorPhilosophy applies to every facet of our lives. #FindYourAnchor #CreateYourEdge #ProtectThemBoth #AndPlsDontGetUpAt4amCauseItAintPretty;)

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No magic formula or secret to success.
I’m up at 4 am daily and puttin’ in the hard work that I already know my competition is not willin’ to do.
If they’re willin’ to get up at 4, then you bet your ass I’m gettin’ up at 3. And if they’re willin’ to get up at 3 am, then well… I’ll be gettin’ up at 2:59 cause that’s just bullshit.
I don’t pretend to do it. I do it. Daily.
It’s my anchor and will always be my edge over my competition.
You don’t have to wake up at the ass crack of 4 am dawn to find your anchor. Whatever it is that gives you “your edge” over everyone around you – then that’s what you do.
You find it, you apply it and you protect it. Whether it’s your co-workers, teammates, classmates or business associates.. the #AnchorPhilosophy applies to every facet of our lives.

 

So what the hell is he talking about?


In one line, here’s the reason why The Rock wakes up at 4 AM everyday – “Winners put in extra effort even when it hurts.”


And that’s the edge winners have over others. It’s not just Dwayne Johnson, but one of the biggest motivational writers and speakers of the world, Shiv Khera preaches the exact same philosophy.

 

Here’s a story that defines Rock’s Anchor philosophy


Here’s the transcript:
A championship wrestler was asked, “How did you become a champion?”
And he said, “When I was practicing, I was so exhausted, I wanted to give up!”
But, then he said, “I pictured what my opponent might be doing; he must be still practicing so I went back for more practice.”
“And a point came when I wanted to give up again but I pictured what my opponent might be doing…he must be still practicing, so I went back for more practice.”
He said, “A point came I could not lift myself anymore & I pictured he could not lift himself either. I pictured him in the shower. Guess what I did?”
“I went back into more practice.”
“Till now we were at par, this is my EDGE

 

Find your passion, hold onto it, practice every day and practice until it hurts. Practice until you can’t lift yourself anymore. Practice until you can picture your opponents exhausted and giving up. And then…practice some more. That’s your EDGE.

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Thanks Rock for the much-needed motivation.