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101 Motivational Eric Thomas Quotes

Looking for the best Eric Thomas quotes? Then look no further. I’ve put together the top 101 quotes by Eric Thomas that are sure to motivate you to success.

Eric Thomas (aka ET) is motivational speaker, author and pastor. He is impacting millions of people, especially young people and athletes with his passionate and hard hitting speeches.

Eric grew up without a father, was homeless for two and half years, and struggled in school. Despite this, he made the decision that he was going to change his life and committed 12 years to get his 4 year degree and even went on to complete his PhD.

Eric Thomas has shown with his own life that its not your conditions, but your decisions that shape your destiny. I hope the 101 Eric Thomas quotes below will motivate to success.

101 Eric Thomas Quotes

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

2. “Everybody wants to be a beast, until it’s time to do what real beasts do.” – Eric Thomas

3. “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 take its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever.” – Eric Thomas

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

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

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

7. “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

8. “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

9. “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

10. “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

11. “If you’re not where you are. If you’re not where you want to be. If you don’t have what you want, 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.” – Eric Thomas

12. “Everybody has a dream, but not everybody has a grind.” – Eric Thomas

13. “Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.” – Eric Thomas

14. “Stop whining, start grinding.” – Eric Thomas

15. “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

16. “Done is better than perfect if perfect ain’t done.” – Eric Thomas

17. “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.” – Eric Thomas

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

19. “Don’t cry to quit! You already in pain, you already hurt! Get a reward from it!” – Eric Thomas

20. “I’m exactly where I wanted to be because I realized, I gotta commit my very being to this thing.” – Eric Thomas

21. “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.” – Eric Thomas

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

23. “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 push ups! You can’t just talk about it! You gotta be about it!” – Eric Thomas

24. “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.” – Eric Thomas

25. “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

26. “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

27. “When you find your why, you find a way to make it happen.” – Eric Thomas

28. “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.” – Eric Thomas

29. “Let them sleep while you grind. Let them party while you work. The difference will show.” – Eric Thomas

30. “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

31. “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

32. “I don’t care if you broke, you grew up broke…you grew up rich. You only get 24hrs in a day! We all only get 24 hours in a day. It’s what we do with it that makes the difference!” – Eric Thomas

33. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Eric Thomas

34. “You reap what you sow! Don’t get it twisted! You reap what you sow!” – Eric Thomas

35. “Success and average don’t have nothing to do with each other.” – Eric Thomas

36. “Some of you with the way you running right now, the way you working, you will be extinct.” – Eric Thomas

37. “It’s not gonna happen, if you don’t know what your Monday supposed to look like.” – Eric Thomas

38. “When you do what you’re supposed to do, each door opens up maybe 10-15 other doors.” – Eric Thomas

39. “You don’t have another week to do it. You don’t have another day to do it.” – Eric Thomas

40. “Your dream will not become a reality until you shift from Very Important to an Emergency!” – Eric Thomas

41. “Stop being a victim and waiting for somebody else to open up an opportunity for you!” – Eric Thomas

42. “Some things in life, you don’t get. You gotta go take it… Or you’ll never have’em.” – Eric Thomas

43. “You gotta be willing to face, every fear! Climb, every mountain! Defy, every odd!” – Eric Thomas

44. “When you feel like you’ve given all you’ve got! You gotta take one more step!” – Eric Thomas

45. “I dare you to try to shortcut success! It’s not going to happen! There are no shortcuts to success!” – Eric Thomas

46. “You think it’s going to be easy? Forget about it! Don’t even try to be successful!” – Eric Thomas

47. “Go Fast! Go Hard! Finish! And Win the Day!” – Eric Thomas

48. “The reason why you’ll never be successful, is because you procrastinate. You never finish stuff!” – Eric Thomas

49. “I realized the secret to success is finishing! And not just finishing, but finishing strong!” – Eric Thomas

50. “Innovation is rewarded. Execution is worshipped.” – Eric Thomas

51. “There’s somebody else just like you trying to do it! But you gotta do it faster than they do it!” – Eric Thomas

52. “You don’t have as much time as you think you do. You got to operate like there’s a sense of urgency!” – Eric Thomas

53. “Don’t give up! Don’t give in! You hang in there! Because if you quit right now, you ain’t never gonna see it!” – Eric Thomas

54. “You want to be a millionaire. But your values system says you believe in sleep more than grinding!” – Eric Thomas

55. “Stop whining. You’re not a victim. You’re a victor.” – Eric Thomas

56. “The days I want to hit that alarm clock, I think about my WHY!” – Eric Thomas

57. “When all your energy gone! When you have nothing left! That’s when it’s show time!” – Eric Thomas

58. “Champions keep going when they don’t have anything left in their tank!” – Eric Thomas

59. “It’s show time! Time to step up! Be a leader. And set; the right example.” – Eric Thomas

60. “Keep grinding! Stay persistent! One day you gonna wake up and be exactly where you dreamed you would be.” – Eric Thomas

61. “If I’m putting up 100 shots and it’s not working, what do I do?’ You put up 100 more! Be persistent!” – Eric Thomas

62. “What you do the year before, you gonna reap the benefits of it this year.” – Eric Thomas

63. “Delay don’t mean denied… We grind in between time! We work while we wait!” – Eric Thomas

64. “This is the only moment you got and you better take advantage of this particular moment.” – Eric Thomas

65. “It’s just about making up your mind, that you are not gonna give up, you are not gonna quit.” – Eric Thomas

66. “Your life is in your hands. You are the captain of your ship!” – Eric Thomas

67. “You can’t shine like a diamond, if you not willing to get cut like a diamond!” – Eric Thomas

68. “After pain is the reward! So get through it because the pain separates the weak from the strong.” – Eric Thomas

69. “Every day you wake up there are 86,400 opportunities in a day. Take advantage of’em.” – Eric Thomas

70. “Take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime, in the lifetime of the opportunity!” – Eric Thomas

71. “Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Don’t give in.” – Eric Thomas

72. “You know who owe you something? YOU owe you something!” – Eric Thomas

73. “Sometimes, enough is not enough. You gotta go to that next, like you gotta dig deep and find more!” – Eric Thomas

74. “Do you understand the power of one? It don’t take ten people! It don’t take five! It take one! ONE!” – Eric Thomas

75. “Look yourself in the face! Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘Are you giving 120% every day?'” – Eric Thomas

76. “If you still alive, you not done everything you could do. If you still alive, there’s still room for growth.” – Eric Thomas

77. “If you not going to increase your performance, nothing else around you is going to increase.” – Eric Thomas

78. “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, good or bad, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” – Eric Thomas

79. “And the only person that remembers the dude that came in second place, is the dude that came in second place!” – Eric Thomas

80. “Somebody counting on you.” – Eric Thomas

81. “Can’t watch every show, every football game, every basketball game. You cannot do it and be successful son!” – Eric Thomas

82. “The reason why you don’t give 120% every time, ’cause you ain’t got a why for what you do!” – Eric Thomas

83. “We all been through something, but forget about your past, make the rest of your life the best of your life.” – Eric Thomas

84. “I just need you to get started. Once that momentum gets going – BOOM! There’s no telling where you can go!” – Eric Thomas

85. “Without struggle, there is no progress. Embrace the struggle, and remember that a setback, is a setup for a comeback.” – Eric Thomas

86. “One of the blueprint’s to success is you gotta have a sense of urgency.” – Eric Thomas

87. “Everything about you is great, but the problem is, you have consciously chosen to be average.” – Eric Thomas

88. “It only takes one person to make a dream become a reality. And that’s you.” – Eric Thomas

89. “Most people don’t get to the next level because if nothing changes, nothing changes.” – Eric Thomas

90. “I can’t go back and change the hands of time. But what I can do is recreate another history!” – Eric Thomas

91. “You’ll never experience life, the way you’re supposed to experience life, until you recognize that you matter.” – Eric Thomas

92. “What you are to be, you’re now becoming.” – Eric Thomas

93. “This probably the most important thing you will ever hear me say: You Matter. Who you are matters.” – Eric Thomas

94. “You’ll never have it. You’ll never be it. You’ll never do it because you don’t have any consistency.” – Eric Thomas

95. “I’m grateful, but I’m not satisfied.” – Eric Thomas

96. “Never settle. Don’t be a champion for a day. Be a champion for the rest of your life.” – Eric Thomas

97. “If you invest in yourself, what you will discover is that other people will invest in you.” – Eric Thomas

98. “If you’re not willing to approach it with all you got, don’t approach it all.” – Eric Thomas

99. “Be phenomenal or Be Forgotten! What you did last week don’t count.” – Eric Thomas

100. “Believe you are worth enough to have whatever it is you’ve asked for.” – Eric Thomas

101. “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.” – Eric Thomas

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