Have you ever felt like you need a dose of motivation, opened YouTube and searched for motivational videos. Then listened to a bunch of them and notice that a special voice is present in almost all the motivational videos. With this voice calling your soul, putting you in the right mood, charging you with good energy…
I’ll give you a hint: “How bad do you want it?”.
Yep he is Eric D. Thomas, an American motivational speaker, author and minister. Eric Thomas’ speeches have been widely viewed and are popular on YouTube and without a doubt you have been listening to them quite often.
In this post we gather the best Eric Thomas quotes from arguably the greatest motivational speaker ever. Read, Like & Share to put yourself, as well as your friends in the right mindset and start the journey to achieve your dream.
This collection of Eric Thomas quotes has been gathered from his book “The Secrets to Success”, his mixtape “The Blueprint to Success” and his various Success speeches and motivational YouTube videos including his Thank God It’s Monday Series.
We all have the ability to produce greatness in our lives.
Defeat was not an option – never be denied and never quit short of the prize.
Believe you are worth enough to have whatever it is you’ve asked for.
Be disgusted with your current circumstances before your circumstances can change.
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights.
Don’t cry to quit! You already in pain, you already hurt! Get a reward from it!
This your life! You should know!
As a former procrastinator, I always had to remind myself not to put of what I could do today.
You will not experience life at its fullest as long as you are satisfied with mediocrity
You need your undivided attention.
Things change for the better when we take responsibility for our own thoughts, decisions and actions.
So you got an opportunity, but you gotta separate yourself.
Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what’s actually good for you.
They’re successful because they just got a five hour jump on the world.
I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you!
All roads that lead to success have to pass through Hardwork Boulevard.
Choosing friends is a matter of life and death.
Stop sabotaging yourself.
And you playing video games! You getting beat!
I’m intoxicated on success!
Helpless, the only thing I could think to do was pray.
Dreaming alone may not guarantee all your wishes comes true, but it’s a hell of a start.
For real it’s past possible, there’s absolutely nothing that we can’t accomplish.
You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life.
The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.
A setback is a setup for a comeback.
I’ve been trying to tell y’all, its’s not your circumstances or situation, that determines if you gonna be successful or not. I’ve been telling you it’s your mindset! It’s the way you see it. It’s the way you think it right!
Your destiny & dynasty is determined or demolished by those closest to you.
I needed to surround myself with people who had that winner’s mentality
Desire & imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness.
I was going to have to push myself much harder.
When you have that competitive edge, you take it in everything you do.
It’s realizing that a great dream is not as good as a great memory. The dream can be had by anyone. The memory – must be made.
Creating a schedule was key to my success.
What would it take to get from where I am now to where I want to be?
Success is not for the weak and uncommitted… Sometimes it’s gonna hurt!
Good things do happen to good people; it’s just a matter of timing.
I believe within every person is the capacity for change.
What’s holding you back? You – not anyone else.
Only those who risk going too far, can possible find out how far one can go.
Don’t cry over spilled milk. Wipe it up and pour yourself another glass.
You’re trying to do big things and you ain’t mastered the little stuff!
Character is like my fingerprint… It says who I am and where I am headed.
People you associate yourself with have the greatest influence on your life.
If you just reading the book she told you to read, you getting beat!
Don’t tell me you’re going to be on the honor roll. Shut up! Go to work! And show me!
Can’t expect a full harvest when you don’t put your best effort forward.
I’m trying to pour into other people like somebody poured into me man.
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
At some point in life you have to face your fears.
Say it! Write it down! Look at it! But get in the lab! Number one! And start working on it!
Look for people who are passionate about their beliefs.
It’s not about the money, it’s not about the fame.
Never underestimate the importance of the beginning.
Be careful about the messages that we allow to enter our minds.
Those who want success should think like a planter.
Never underestimate the power of words!
My ultimate goal is the Nobel Peace prize man.
It’s about optimal movement. Decisive movement. The most effective movement.
A year from now you may wish you had started today.
It’s about taking advantage of the opportunity that has been given.
So like a star athlete, I added a pre-game warm up routine to my repertoire.
You ain’t average! But you know what? You’re playing small because it’s easier to be average.
I began to understand that work is an outward manifestation of an inward change.
Apply the ABC’s of success to your life. Ask, Believe and Claim It.
I’m starting to see everything in my life change. Why? Because I’m putting more time in.
Always remember that success is not a destination, it’s a journey.
When it finally came out; it came out with no regard for anything or anyone.
I dare you to be great! I challenge you to be great in every single thing you do!
It’s funny how one situation can change your whole perspective.
The competitive edge is not something that they give you.
I dare you to exhaust yourself. Everything! Like Mike when he got 45 with the flu!
I had the work ethic that would allow me to become one of the best.
Every other struggle I had to confront was a piece of cake.
They won’t reach their dreams because they were too afraid to try.
Until you change yourself, nothing else will ever change.
Stop the blame game. Stop! Stop looking out the window and look in the mirror!
Out of that pain, out of that hurt, came the best album, the best single, the best song and six Grammys!
I studied the top millionaires in the world and I discovered that they all wake up at 3-3:30 in the morning.
I purposed in my heart that I would do what I loved doing
The rough golf balls, went a little farther than the smooth ones went
Dreaming is one thing, but I had to get up, get out and get something.
God is redesigning you and putting more dimples on you baby, so you can go farther!
If my spirits were negative, how would that affect others?
I just believe if you gonna tell the good, you gotta tell the bad baby!
Look for people who are already where you want to be.
Sleep? “I don’t sleep.” You thought that was it? It goes deeper than going without sleep because you might miss the opportunity to succeed. No, no, no! It’s about No Days Off! No weekends! No Holidays! No Birthdays!
Sometimes it ain’t about being the most talented. Sometimes it ain’t about being the smartest. Sometimes it’s not even about working the hardest. Sometimes it’s about consistency! Consistency!
I need to be in my right mind 365 days out of the year. I got a lot of energy.
I wanted to succeed as bad as I wanted to breathe.
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Be faithful over few. Every single opportunity you get! I need you to grind on the little stuff!
There will be a number of distractions enticing you to back to your past ways.
How you envision the world around you is of great importance.
The worst thing in life is to taste some success and then go back to being nobody.
Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep!
Work on it every day! Even when you down and out! Even when you not feeling it, still do it!
I just gotta keep it hundred with people for real: A setback is a setup for a comeback.
The soil that they entrust to the seed is just as vital.
We all on the same level out here trying to get our grind on.
I learned that pain produces certain things that complacency can’t.
There is power in one’s spirit. The power to empower & the power to suppress.
Avoid being your own enemy.
I don’t ever want you to settle for another average day in your life.
Emmitt Smith said, ‘All men are created equal. Some work harder in preseason.’
I especially love music, amen, when people ain’t just singing.
I learned through the process not to make time the focus.
Bottom line, some birds are not meant to be caged.
I let them have it and I challenged them to appreciate the opportunities they had.
Individuals who are able to maintain momentum listen to their intuition.
You are the executive director and screenwriter of your life.