New Year’s Workout: The Rock training in the first moments of 2023. / Instagram

The Rock is perhaps the world’s greatest motivator. His life story is very motivating. Dwayne Johnson had a net worth of seven bucks when he failed to achieve his first dream of becoming a pro football player, but that fueled him to become one of the most successful pro wrestlers and movie stars of all time. His physique is very motivating. Even past his 50th birthday, he’s still diesel. The Rock’s work ethic is very motivating. He continues to get in his grueling daily workouts while always pursuing, with equally unwavering dedication, a full slate of entertainment and business projects. And his words are very motivating. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson regularly lays down inspiration to fuel your next workout as well as your goals outside the gym.

These are The Rock’s top 25 best motivational quotes.

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The Rock is always doing the hard work. / Instagram

“Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.”

“When you walk up to opportunity’s door, don’t knock. Kick that bitch in, smile, and introduce yourself.”

“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.”

“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.”

“When life puts you in touchy situations, don’t say ‘Why me?’ Just say ‘Try me.’”

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The Rock mentally preparing for his next set. / Instagram

“Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.”

“Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.”

“It’s not about the car your drive. It’s about the size of your arm hanging out of the window.”

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

“I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.”

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The Rock in boss-mode. / Instagram

“What’s a key to success? One of the things is the willingness to put in the hard work when you’re alone. Everyone works hard when eyes are on them: boss watching, teachers, trainers, co-workers, etc. Pushing yourself past your limits and working extremely hard when no one is watching is what makes all the difference in the world and sets you up for success. Best thing about being alone is that no one can judge you—but you.”

“Grind Hard, Shine Hard.”

“Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.”

“You don’t need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!”

“Vision, guts and, enthusiasm are three qualities I feel you always got to have to have a shot at success.”

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The Rock presses on. / Instagram

“We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we accomplish what they can’t.”

“With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains.”

“Blood, sweat, and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.”

“If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.”

“My work, my goal, my life, it’s like a treadmill. And there’s no stop-button on my treadmill. Once I get on, I just keep going.”

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The Rock going where he’s never been before. / Instagram

“Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.”

“Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes, and the great failures—I take that into life.”  

“Don’t focus on the pain. Focus on the progress.”

“Check your ego at the door. The ego can be the great success inhibitor. It can kill opportunities, and it can kill success.”

“Success isn’t always about ‘greatness’; it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.”

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The Rock planning for success. / Instagram

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