If you have ever listened to ET the “hip-hop preacher” you might have heard some of these epic Eric Thomas quotes.
Eric Thomas, aka “ET the Hip-Hop Preacher” is a motivational speaker, author, and minister who has some of the best motivational speeches ever!
Who is “ET The Hip Hop Preacher?”
His success has been earned, not given to him. In high school, Eric dropped out and lived homeless on the streets of Detroit for nearly two years! One day he met a preacher who convinced him to go back to school and learn how to help others.
While Eric had a vision for his future it didn’t happen overnight. It took him 12 years to get his undergraduate while working at Olive Garden.
Once he graduated he took a job at Michigan State University and started working with disadvantaged students. This spurred him to action and realized he needed to be a motivational speaker to educate the youth.
Eventually, he found his calling helping others and soon his speeches were found all over Youtube. Lebron James has said he was one of the inspirations for winning his first NBA Championship in 2012.
Today he continues to educate and empower people around the world. His story reminds me of Tony Robbins or Les Brown and love how he turned adversity into success. If these Eric Thomas motivational quotes don’t fire you up I’m not sure what will.
Use these Eric Thomas quotes for inspiration and develop your own success story!
Eric Thomas Quotes To Grind
“I’ve got a dream that’s worth more than my sleep.” – Eric Thomas
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”
Are you ready to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become.”
“I’m gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life.” – Eric Thomas
“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.”
“All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work Boulevard at some point.”
“No alarm clock needed, my passion wakes me.”
“At the end of pain is success.” Eric Thomas
Success is not for the weak and uncommitted. Sometimes it’s gonna hurt!”
“The difference between those who succeed and fail: not taking advantage of opportunities.”
Eric Thomas Success Speech
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“Sleep is the new broke. If you only have 24 hours in a day, your success is dependent upon how you spend the 24.” –Eric Thomas
Greatness is upon you, you better act like it.”
“I used my pain to push me to greatness.”
“Desire and imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness.”
“Stop being average. You’re not even good. You were born to be great.”
“I dare you to be great. I challenge you to be great in every single thing you do.” – Eric Thomas
You saying you want to be great, but on the other hand you comfortable with average.”
“When you’re great! You attract great! When you’re average! You attract average.”
Erich Thomas Quotes on Hustling
“Everybody has a dream, but not everybody has a grind.” – Eric Thomas
“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.”
Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.”
“You can’t cheat the grind, it knows hows much you’ve invested, it won’t give you nothing you haven’t worked for.”
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Eric Thomas
You cannot afford to live in the potential phase for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.”
“You will not experience all life has to offer you or begin to experience life to it’s fullest as long as you are satisfied with mediocrity.”
“The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.” – Eric Thomas
“All men are created equal, some men work harder in pre-season.”
“If you’re going to go to your next level, your values are going to have to change.”
“I don’t ever want you to settle for another average day in your life again.”
Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.”
“When you find your why, you find a way to make it happen.” – Eric Thomas
“Avoid being your own enemy.”
E.T. Quotes on Work Ethic
“Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going.” – Eric Thomas
“Let them sleep while you grind. Let them party while you work. The difference will show.”
“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.”
“Stop whining, start grinding.”
Everybody wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what real beasts do.” – Eric Thomas
“God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggles and a reward for your faithfulness. Don’t give up.”
“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.” – Eric Thomas
“Apply the ABC’s of success to your life. Ask, Believe and Claim It.”
“I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you!”
“Only those who risk going to too far, can possibly find out how far one can go.”
“An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights.”
“Every principle has a promise.” – Eric Thomas
“Fall in love with the process and the results will come.”
You wanna shine like a diamond, you gotta get cut like a diamond.”
“Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.”
“You ain’t average! But you know what? You’re playing small because it’s easier to be average.”
“The problem is, you get more excited talking about it, than you do when you actually doing it!”
Use Eric Thomas as Inspiration
Eric’s story is clear that he knows the secrets to success! Like other incredibly successful people, Eric has the habits for lasting success. He is always waking up early, helping others, and keeping his hustle mentality.
Don’t just read these quotes without taking action. Start creating the changes you need in your life!
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