83 Most Inspiring Eric Thomas Quotes To Reach Your Goals

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Eric Thomas has been delivering motivational speeches for over 20 years. His talks usually focus on the importance of pursuing your dreams and believing in yourself. He delivered his first speech when he was 18 years old. He was not a public speaker at that time, but he was passionate about motivating his classmates to do better in school.

Eric Thomas is a writer and speaker. He has written ten books on the topics of success, achievement, and overcoming adversity. His latest book called “How to Write Powerful Speeches,” was released in October 2011.

He has served as a spokesperson for the National Education Association and spoken for NASA, among other venues. His essays have been widely published and syndicated with several major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Forbes, Upscale Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Parents Magazine, to name a few.

His speech on the power of words is a powerful reminder about the transformative nature of words.

83 Most Inspiring Eric Thomas Quotes

“You wanna shine like a diamond, you gotta get cut like a diamond.”

“You got an opportunity to make a dream become a reality – and when you do, you just got to take advantage of it.”

“I’ve got a dream that’s worth more than my sleep.”

“Sleep is the new broke. If you only have 24 hours in a day, your success is dependent upon how you spend the 24.”

“No alarm clock needed, my passion wakes me.”

“Everybody has a dream, but not everybody has a grind.”

“Apply the ABC’s of success to your life. Ask, Believe and Claim It.”

“Stop being average. You’re not even good. You were born to be great.”

“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.”

“When you’re great! You attract great! When you’re average! You attract average.”

“Only those who risk going too far, can possible find out how far one can go.”

“When you find your why, you find a way to make it happen.”

“Let them sleep while you grind. Let them party while you work. The difference will show.”

“Most of you won’t be successful because when you’re studying and you get tired, you quit!”

“Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep!”

“Done is better than perfect if perfect ain’t done.”

“I can. I will. I must.”

“Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.”

“Be stronger than your excuses.”

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”

“Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going.”

“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 will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever.”

“Success is not for the weak and uncommitted. Sometimes it’s gonna hurt!”

“Things change for the better when we take responsibility for our own thoughts, decisions and actions.”

“Only those who risk going to too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”

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

“Desire and imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness.”

“Trust the process.”

“Maybe, just maybe, I was pointing the finger because it was easier to make excuses than it was to make adjustments.”

“Every principle has a promise.”

“Avoid being your own enemy.”

“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.”

“Greatness is upon you, you better act like it.”

“Stop whining, start grinding.”

“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.”

“The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.”

“At some point in life you have to face your fears.”

“You ain’t average! But you know what? You’re playing small because it’s easier to be average.”

“The difference between those who succeed and fail: not taking advantage of opportunities.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I do not take constructive criticism from people who have never constructed anything.”

“You saying you want to be great, but on the other hand you comfortable with average.”

“At the end of pain is success.”

“You are the executive director and screenwriter of your life.”

“Success, meaningful success, begins when we take ownership and actively take responsibility for our part in the shortcomings of our life.”

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanence!”

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.”

“All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point.”

“We all have the ability to produce greatness in our lives.”

“I dare you to be great. I challenge you to be great in every single thing you do.”

“I don’t care if you broke, you grew up broke… you grew up rich. You only get 24hrs!”

“No alarm clock needed. My passion wakes me.”

“Success is not for the weak and uncommitted… Sometimes it’s gonna hurt!”

“Are you ready to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become.”

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

“I use pain to push me to greatness.”

“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.”

“Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.”

“If you’re going to go to your next level, your values are going to have to change.”

“Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”

“I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you!”

“Listen to me: You’ll never be successful until I don’t have to give you a dime to do what you do.”

“God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggles and a reward for your faithfulness. Don’t give up.”

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

“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.”

“Information changes situations.”

“Be more intentional about the direction we allow our minds to go. Meaning, when you catch yourself thinking negatively, stop! Redirect to something positive.”

“Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what’s actually good for you.”

“I don’t ever want you to settle for another average day in your life again.”

“The problem is, you get more excited talking about it than you do when you actually doing it!”

“You can’t cheat the grind, it knows hows much you’ve invested, it won’t give you nothing you haven’t worked for.”

“Stop the blame game. Stop! Stop looking out the window and look in the mirror!”

“I’m gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life.”

“An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights.”

“Fall in love with the process and the results will come.”

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.”

“I used my pain to push me to greatness.”

“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!”

“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.”

“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.”

“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!”

“All men are created equal, some men work harder in pre-season.”

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