135+ EXCLUSIVE Eric Thomas Quotes You Must Know

135+ EXCLUSIVE Eric Thomas Quotes You Must Know

Eric Thomas, also known as The Hip-Hop Preacher, is an American motivational speaker, author and minister. Eric Thomas quotes and speeches, found on this page, will help you reach your maximum potential and to bring all your goals to life.

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Eric Thomas Quotes

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. Eric Thomas tweet

I’ve got a dream that’s worth more than my sleep. Eric Thomas tweet

Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else takes its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever. Eric Thomas tweet

Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness. Eric Thomas tweet

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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! Eric Thomas tweet

Are you ready to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become? Eric Thomas tweet

Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what’s actually good for you. Eric Thomas tweet

The most important thing is this: To be able at any moment, to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become! Eric Thomas tweet

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I’m intoxicated on success! Eric Thomas tweet

Everybody has a dream, but not everybody has a grind. Eric Thomas tweet

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. Eric Thomas tweet

Stop being average. You’re not even good. You were born to be great. Eric Thomas tweet

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A setback is a setup for a comeback. Eric Thomas tweet

I’m gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life. Eric Thomas tweet

There is nothing wrong with dreaming big dreams, just know that all roads that lead to success have to pass through Hard work Boulevard at some point. Eric Thomas tweet

Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners. Eric Thomas tweet

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I don’t want to hang my hat on one area of life and think I’m successful. I’m not on that! I want the triple double. Eric Thomas tweet

You can’t cheat the grind, it knows how much you’ve invested, it won’t give you nothing you haven’t worked for. Eric Thomas tweet

Some of you love sleep more than you love success. If you want to be successful, you gotta be willing to give up sleep. If you go to sleep, you might miss the opportunity to be successful. Eric Thomas tweet

Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go. Eric Thomas tweet

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Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanence! Eric Thomas tweet

No alarm clock needed, my passion wakes me. Eric Thomas tweet

I’m not the smartest. But you will not out work me! I wake up every morning at 3 o’clock! Eric Thomas tweet

When you get to a place where you don’t go for what you can get, but you go for what you can give, you gonna see your life change tremendously. Eric Thomas tweet

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I use my pain to push me to greatness. Eric Thomas tweet

Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep! Eric Thomas tweet

I’m not minimizing your problems, but I’m saying…if life knocked you down 1 year ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 15 years ago…and you still on the ground…we got a problem. Eric Thomas tweet

Desire and imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness. Eric Thomas tweet

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Monday, I grind. Tuesday, I grind. Wednesday, I grind. Thursday, I grind. Friday, I grind. Saturday, I grind. Sunday, I grind. And, that’s why I’m here today. Eric Thomas tweet

God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggles and a reward for your faithfulness. Don’t give up. Eric Thomas tweet

Every day I wake up and I am who I say am and I get what I get because I stay in beast mode. Eric Thomas tweet

At some point in life you have to face your fears. Eric Thomas tweet

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You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move. Eric Thomas tweet

An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights. Eric Thomas tweet

You can’t sleep. Broke people sleep. You got to be willing to sacrifice sleep, if you sleep you may miss the opportunity to be successful. Eric Thomas tweet

Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going. Eric Thomas tweet

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Stop the blame game. Stop! Stop looking out the window and look in the mirror! Eric Thomas tweet

Avoid being your own enemy. Eric Thomas tweet

You will not experience all life has to offer you or begin to experience life at its fullest as long as you are satisfied with mediocrity. Eric Thomas tweet

Like for real, you can start from the bottom, and by the grace of God, work your way all the way up to the top man. Eric Thomas tweet

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Success is never on discount! Greatness is never on sale! Greatness is never half off! It’s all or nothing! It’s all day, every day! Greatness is never on discount! Eric Thomas tweet

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. Eric Thomas tweet

The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence. Eric Thomas tweet

You can’t cheat the grind, it knows how much you’ve invested, it won’t give you nothing you haven’t worked for. Eric Thomas tweet

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When you find your why, you find a way to make it happen. Eric Thomas tweet

The difference between those who succeed and fail: not taking advantage of opportunities. Eric Thomas tweet

All men are created equal, some men work harder in pre-season. Eric Thomas tweet

Things change for the better when we take responsibility for our own thoughts, decisions and actions. Eric Thomas tweet

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If you’re going to go to your next level, your values are going to have to change. Eric Thomas tweet

Don’t cry to quit! You already in pain, you already hurt! Get a reward from it! Eric Thomas tweet

I don’t ever want you to settle for another average day in your life again. Eric Thomas tweet

Look in the mirror, that’s your competition. Eric Thomas tweet

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Apply the ABC’s of success to your life. Ask, Believe and Claim It. Eric Thomas tweet

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! Eric Thomas tweet

I can. I will. I must. Eric Thomas tweet

I started studying. I wasn’t watching the game no more. I wanted to study what was in Michael Jordan. I’m like What’s in Michael Jordan? Michael Jordan got something in him? Eric Thomas tweet

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I dare you to be great. I challenge you to be great in every single thing you do. Eric Thomas tweet

You saying you want to be great, but on the other hand you comfortable with average. Eric Thomas tweet

You know school ain’t my first love, but we gotta get in here and do it so that young people can know that for real it’s past possible, there’s absolutely nothing that we can’t accomplish. Eric Thomas tweet

Everybody wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what real beasts do. Eric Thomas tweet

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The problem is, you get more excited talking about it than you do when you actually doing it! Eric Thomas tweet

Stop whining, start grinding. Eric Thomas tweet

At the end of pain is success. Eric Thomas tweet

Trust the process. Eric Thomas tweet

Best Motivational Eric Thomas Quotes

  • I’m here to tell you today, that the reason why God is allowing you to go through what he’s allowing you to go through, cause you been too smooth and you ain’t going as far as he needs you to go. And so, God is allowing you to go up the rough side of the mountain not so he could hurt you, or break you. But God is trying to change, he’s trying to redesign you! And so, every trial you go through, every tribulation you go through, every setback you go through, God is redesigning you and putting more dimples on you baby, so you can go farther!
  • You know school ain’t my first love, but we gotta get in here and do it so that young people can know that for real it’s past possible, there’s absolutely nothing that we can’t accomplish.
  • All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point.
  • Be stronger than your excuses.
  • Stop sabotaging yourself.
  • What you envision in your mind, how you see yourself, and how you envision the world around you is of great importance because those things become your focus.
  • Listen to me: You’ll never be successful until I don’t have to give you a dime to do what you do.
  • The difference between those who succeed and fail: not taking advantage of opportunities.
  • I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you!
  • Success is not for the weak and uncommitted. Sometimes it’s gonna hurt!
  • Most of you won’t be successful because when you’re studying and you get tired, you quit!
  • I don’t care if you broke, you grew up broke… you grew up rich. You only get 24hrs!
  • I’m exactly where I wanted to be because I realized, I gotta commit my very being to this thing.
  • Some days are harder than others to get up early and grind, but I’d rather suffer a little today than struggle the rest of my life.
  • Let them sleep while you grind. Let them party while you work. The difference will show.
  • Some of you need to give up your cell phone!
  • Because the time you spend on your cell phone, could be used for your success. The time you could be using to be successful, you’re using on the cell! And the cell phone is not bringing you nothing but a bill!
  • It’s one thing to talk about your destiny. It’s one thing to dream about your destiny. It’s one thing to look at your destiny. But it’s another thing – it is another thing – to make the decisions. To wake up when you know you supposed to wake up!
  • If you would just believe that your day is coming. That the sacrifices you are making today are going to pay off. But you’ve got to do me a favor, you can get around all these people and get around all this information…but if you do not believe…it ain’t gon’ happen!
  • When you have something good… When you have something good, you don’t play with it! You don’t take chances with it! You don’t take risks with it! When you got something good, you get every single thing you can get out of it! Because guess what? When you take care of something good, that something good takes care of you.
  • Every principle has a promise.
  • Fall in love with the process and the results will come.
  • Sleep is the new broke. If you only have 24 hours in a day, your success is dependent upon how you spend the 24.
  • You wanna shine like a diamond, you gotta get cut like a diamond.
  • Greatness is upon you, you better act like it.
  • 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!
  • This is what I’m saying, take advantage of opportunity, because if you do, doors are going to open up for you.
  • When you’re great! You attract great! When you’re average! You attract average.
  • It’s about optimal movement. Decisive movement. The most effective movement.
  • You ain’t average! But you know what? You’re playing small because it’s easier to be average.
  • Done is better than perfect if perfect ain’t done.
  • The competitive edge is not something that… it’s not the top tier management… it’s not something that they give you.
  • If you’re not where you are, if you’re not where you want to be, if you don’t have what you want to have. If you’re not where you think you should be at this particular place. It has nothing to do with the system, but it has everything to do with the fact that you’re not making the sacrifice.
  • You are the executive director and screenwriter of your life.
  • I do not take constructive criticism from people who have never constructed anything.
  • Success, meaningful success, begins when we take ownership and actively take responsibility for our part in the shortcomings of our life.
  • Be more intentional about the direction we allow our minds to go. Meaning, when you catch yourself thinking negatively, stop! Redirect to something positive.
  • I learned that a real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives.
  • If it takes a boring Biology class, then I’m taking Biology. If I gotta go through Calculus to make my family get to a level they’ve never been too, then Calculus watch your back! Cause your boy is coming.
  • If you’re just reading the book, she told you to read, you’re getting beat! You read what she told you to read and then you ask her what she is reading, cause if you don’t get what she’s reading, she’s gonna always be the teacher, and you’re always gonna be the student!
  • Maybe, just maybe, I was pointing the finger because it was easier to make excuses than it was to make adjustments.
  • Information changes situations.
  • Bottom line, I removed myself from the victim mentality and took control of my life. I’m not just going to take responsibility for the success in my life – I’m going to take responsibility for the failures in my life. When you’re willing to accept that you’re the problem, you immediately become the solution.
  • We all have the ability to produce greatness in our lives.
  • It’s not about where you come from; it’s about heart! You come to a place where, you know, being smart ain’t enough. You gotta have heart
  • Listen to me, even when you lose, it’s OK to lose, but you can never get comfortable with it. You can never be satisfied with losing. When you lose, it’s got to hurt.
  • Some of you have never learned to grow up!
  • You’ll never be successful until I don’t have to give you a dime to do what you do.
  • I was homeless for two and half years. And the problem with most of you, you’ve never felt any pain before. Y’all spoiled.
  • When you have something good… When you have something good, you don’t play with it! You don’t take chances with it! You don’t take risks with it! When you got something good, you get every single thing you can get out of it! Because guess what? When you take care of something good, that something good takes care of you.
  • I’m here to tell you, number one, that most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad, you just kinda want it.
  • You got an opportunity to make a dream become a reality – and when you do, you just got to take advantage of it.
  • I’m that guy that comes in your high school and tells you, you can make it happen! Greatness is upon you! You better act like it!
  • My greatest asset is I was homeless. So, I can’t feel a whole lot of pain. I’ve already been alone. There’s not a whole of hurt I can feel, on a little paper, on a little test.
  • Listen to me! No, to sleep when you should be working out. Saying no, to quitting when you still got a hundred more shots to make. Saying no, when your body says stop, but you put in fifty more pushups! You can’t just talk about it! You gotta be about it!
  • If you can look up, you can get up.
  • That most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don’t want it badder than you wanna party. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep!
  • You will never ever be successful, until you turn your pain into greatness, until you allow your pain to push you from where you are to push you to where you need to be. Stop running from your pain and embrace your pain. Your pain is going to be a part of your prize, a part of your product. I challenge you to push yourself.
  • Can you honestly say the environment(s) you are in will yield the kind of harvest you are expecting?
  • But your cell phone is more important to you than your success. Some of you need to give up your cell phone! Because the time you spend on your cell phone could be used for your success.
  • I wanted to surround myself with the kind of people who could help me turn my life around; people whom I could rub up against like iron and be sharpened.
  • Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep!
  • Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.
  • Your relationships will either make you or break you and there is no such thing as a neutral relationship. People either inspire you to greatness or pull you down in the gutter, it’s that simple. No one fails alone, and no one succeeds alone.
  • I have learned over the years that the higher the level of emotion, the lower the level of reasoning. For example, if your emotions are at the highest level of 10, your ability to reason is at a 0. If it’s a 9 then your reasoning is a 1. I am not suggesting that emotions don’t have their place, but taking actions based purely on emotions is dangerous and could cost you everything.
  • Wilma Rudolph, Helen Keller, Walt Disney, Joan of Arc, Nelson Mandela, and Thomas Edison, to name a few, not only climbed mountains, they exceeded limits and expanded boundaries, setting the tone for those who respect and admire them.
  • Work on it every day! Even when you down and out! Even when you not feeling it, still do it!
  • You can get through this. You are bigger than your pain, don’t give up, don’t give in.
  • It’s not easy, but it’s simple.

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