Do you know Eric Thomas?
Well, if you do not, allow us to school you on who he is.
Dr. Eric Thomas is one example of motivation, hard work, discipline, and bravery.
He was a high school dropout and spent several years living on the streets. Later on, he met a minister that convinced him to go back to school. After attaining his bachelor’s degree, he started guiding and sharing the good word to at-risk youth. Now, after pursuing his master’s degree and a Ph.D. in education administration, he is a well-known preacher and author.
In the year 2016, he released several albums about motivation.
His struggles may not be discussed in detail, but it is evident that he worked his way to where he is now. He also is a representation of why education and pursuing your dreams will get you out of your circumstances.
So, if you are a dreamer, but somehow lost and can’t find your way, don’t worry, everybody goes through that. Make it a habit to self-reflect, plan your goals, learn how to save up money, and prioritize your health.
Just like Eric Thomas, he never gave up on his dreams; you should not give up too!
Here are 25 Eric Thomas quotes that will help guide and mold you to achieve your short-term and long-term goals better:
“Stop sabotaging yourself.”
You need to end your self-doubt and believe in your capabilities! Strengthen your character and faith in God. Be a good example for the generation of tomorrow and show them how it is done.
“Be stronger than your excuses.”
Your excuses may put a hold on to your goals, and that is not okay. You must make it to the point that you won’t get distracted and achieve whatever deadline you set for yourself. Excuses are a bad habit that would lead to failure.
“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanence!”
Embrace the culture of excellence! Because doing your best in everything will turn into a habit, this habit will make you achieve your dreams in no time! Be good today so you can be great later on.
“The competitive edge is not something that… it’s not the top tier management… it’s not something that they give you.”
Your competitive edge is what sets you apart from a sea of many dreamers. It is your unique selling point. Enhance your advantage and be the best in it!
“When you’re great! You attract great! When you’re average! You attract average.”
Whatever you put your mind to, you will become. So don’t play it safe and aspire to be the best. Your hardships may still be with you today, but if you work hard enough, those struggles may be gone tomorrow.
“It’s about optimal movement. Decisive movement. The most effective movement.”
Movement equates to prosperity. Take action in your life! It is not about who gets there first; what matters is that you arrive at your destination. Everyone has their own time and pace- don’t rush things out; go slow but sure.
“Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.”
The only competition you should have is yourself. Always look back to where you started and never stop improving yourself. Take constructive criticism and use it as a gateway to your dreams.
“Don’t cry to quit! You are already in pain; you are already hurt! Get a reward from it!”
You have come this far! Don’t stop just because you feel under the weather. It is okay to rest, but don’t be a quitter. Recover and resume grinding! Think about all the sacrifices you have made – will you give up on them?
“Avoid being your own enemy.”
You will never get anything out of self-hatred, so it is wise that you should make peace with yourself. Accept your flaws or better work on them. However, you should let go of the things you cannot control.
“Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.”
Focus on your goals and in yourself, not on other people. Don’t be jealous of your peers; instead, take inspiration from them. If you see someone struggling, lend them a hand – be a light unto others. Helping is also a form of being successful for success does not necessarily mean being rich and powerful, but sometimes it may also mean that you are a good person, helpful, and happily contented.
“I’m intoxicated on success!”
Be addicted to working hard and achieving your goals. Work so hard until you are happy with what you see, don’t forget to work on your character as well. Be a person of God and be patient enough. There is no need to rush; all good things take time.
“Information changes situations.”
Having the right tools in life will definitely help you, so you must be careful about whatever you take in this world. Life with precaution is better than no life at all. Be courageous, but at the same time, be smart.
“We all have the ability to produce greatness in our lives.”
Everyone has the power to change their lives; it is only a matter of dedication and perseverance. People who get easily disheartened will never be winners. Sometimes you must have thick skin to get what you want.
“It’s not about where you come from; it’s about heart! You come to a place where, you know, being smart isn’t enough. You gotta have heart”
Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Love is free; don’t be selfish. Attaining your goals means dealing with difficult people, and sometimes for you to step up to the next level is that you must show affection, forgiveness, and simply being humane.
“Some of you have never learned to grow up!”
Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to have fun once in a while. Be playful and let your inner child come out; it is not wrong to indulge in recreational activities, just bear in mind that you continue your hard work.
“The only way to get out of mediocrity is to keep shooting for excellence.”
To achieve excellence, you must be excellent first. So, don’t expect more than you can produce if you only give your bare minimum. As stated earlier, never stop improving yourself.
“No alarm clock needed. My passion wakes me.”
You need to set the alarm because your determination to succeed should and must wake you up. Sleep early and wake up early. The earliest bird is the one who catches the most worms. So stop being lazy and start searching for your real purpose!
“I’ve got a dream worth than my sleep.”
You must be able to work harder and work longer than anyone else. Have a balance in your life so you can manage longer work hours. Stop making excuses and start working around things.
“You are not winning because you keep on settling.”
Don’t settle for something if you know you can have more. There is nothing wrong if you want to have more, especially when you came from nothing. Don’t stop praying, and don’t stop moving!
“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.”
If you only keep living on the sidelines and want more, but don’t do anything about it, then you will be nothing but stuck in stagnant waters. Be resourceful; we know you can do it!
“To be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become.”
You must sacrifice some things so you can better enjoy better things in the future. What is sacrificing two or three Friday nights with friends compared to enjoying champagne in your yacht? Don’t be too distracted with temporary happiness or short term remedies – make your future a priority.
“I do not take constructive criticism from people who have never constructed anything.”
Be picky about where you ask opinions; not everyone will give you constructive criticism. In case you encounter negative people, don’t take it too personally; maybe they’re just jealous of you. If people start to get jealous or copy you, it means you’re doing something right.
“Recycle your pain, allow your pain to reach you to greatness.”
Use your emotional and physical pain as stepping stones to your aspirations. Your life’s direction is on you—You are the driver! Avoid crashing!
Be aware of your surroundings; stay away from roads that will distract you from your destination. Don’t go for the short cuts, ways that are longer and more difficult are usually the path to your dreams.
“Don’t cry to give up; cry to keep going.”
The tears you cried today will water the seeds to your success tomorrow. It is okay to be vulnerable—it is a sign of strength. Release your sorrows so you can reset your mind. Have a productive break once in a while.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”
Be hungry for success! Your dreams are up ahead, so what are you going to do about it? Don’t just settle in being a dreamer; be someone who can make their goals into something tangible!
Dr. Eric Thomas is an example of a person where you should take inspiration from. No matter how many obstacles he encountered, he was able to overcome his circumstances, fight his demons, and unlocked his potential.
Anyone can also do this, with the right attitude you could attain whatever you want in life. Do not let chaos conquer your core; be in control of your destiny with those Quotes!
Committing success is just like baking; you need to be precise and have all the necessary ingredients to have the expected results you want.
Ingredients to succeed:
3 cups of patience
5 cups of motivation
2 cups of tolerance
1 handful of kindness
5 tablespoons of respect
And 1 sack of discipline
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