In life, we often look to outside influences to find our inner strength. At the moment, I can think of no one else I'd rather draw inspiration and motivation from than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
I remember watching The Rock battle Stone Cold Steve Austin in the wrestling ring every week when I was a kid, and I can almost hardly believe I'm watching the same dude currently dominate HBO with "Ballers" and be everyone's daily gym motivation.
The Rock is crushing life and living the dream, so why wouldn't you heed his words of wisdom when you're looking for that motivation to get off your ass and get sh*t done?
The Rock turned 44 on Monday, proving age really is just a number. In celebration of the big man's birthday, check out 12 quotes from The Rock that will definitely help you get your sh*t in gear.
"Success isn't always about 'greatness.' It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come."
"Think back five years ago. Think of where you're at today. Think ahead five years about what you want to accomplish. Be unstoppable."
"Success isn't an overnight thing. It's when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up."
"Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied. And somewhere in between eat a cookie."
"One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself."
"I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today."
"In 1995 I had 7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I'm broke as hell and one day I won't be."
"There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry."
"Don't be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops... neither should your dreams."
"Grind hard. Shine hard."
"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."
"I grew up where, when a door closed, a window didn't open. The only thing I had was cracks. I'd do everything to get through those cracks — scratch, claw, bite, push, bleed. Now the opportunity is here. The door is wide open, and it's as big as a garage."