25 quotes by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on hard work, motivation, and success

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When he was 14 years old, Dwayne Johnson, along with his mother, was evicted from his childhood home. Today, he is one of the most recognised, praised, and popular celebrities in the world. He went from being an athlete in school and a college football player to the world’s most famous ever wrestling star, ‘The Rock’. He then turned his sights on Hollywood, and in the 16 years since he made his debut, Johnson has tasted more success than anyone expected; he was named the highest-paid actor in the world for 2016 by Forbes. Despite his fame, Johnson remains as humble as ever, and continues to work as though each day is his first bout in the ring. He credits his self-discipline, dedication, and sheer hard work for all the success he has achieved thus far. We could all learn a thing or two from Dwayne Johnson, and today, on his 45th birthday, we look at some of his most inspiring quotes on hard work, motivation, and success:

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  1. “What's the key to success? The key is, there is no key. Be humble, hungry, and the hardest worker in any room."
  2. “With drive and a bit of talent you can move mountains.”
  3. “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.”
  4. “If something stands between you and your success, MOVE IT! Never be denied.”
  5. “The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.”
  6. “Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy, but being kind, in my opinion is important.”
  7. “Failure's not an option. It's just a step.”
  8. “You don’t need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!”
  9. “When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘Why me?’ just say ‘Try me’.”
  10. “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.”
  11. “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.”
  12. “Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give, last one you earn.”
  13. “When you walk up to opportunities door, don’t knock it. Kick that b!tch in, smile and introduce yourself.”
  14. “In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and I knew two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be.”
  15. “The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody – like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and I thought, ‘That can be me.’ So I started working out. The funny thing is I didn’t realize back then that I was having a defining moment.”
  16. “I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.”
  17. “Success isn’t always about ‘greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success.”
  18. “The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.”
  19. “All success begins with self-discipline. It starts with you.”
  20. “Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.”
  21. “I'll never, ever be full. I'll always be hungry. Obviously, I'm not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I've never forgotten it, ‘Once you've ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you'll never, ever be full.’”
  22. “Think back five years ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead five years and what you want to accomplish. Be unstoppable.”
  23. “There's no substitute for hard work and getting out there and busting your butt at whatever it is. Nothing comes easy. You can overcome so much just through hard, focused work.”
  24. “The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself.”
  25. “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.”