Houston Rockets star and 2018 NBA MVP James Harden always knew achieving his goals would take hard work and determination. So he put in that work and preaches that kids today do the same.

"It got me to where I am," Harden says. "That hard work carries over; it's still with me."

Check out this video for a deeper look at how Harden developed his work ethic.

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