Eric D. Thomas, Ph.D., is an American motivational speaker, author and minister. Speeches by Thomas are popular on YouTube. Born to a single, teenage mother and after various arguments with his parents and aunts, he dropped out of high school and lived homeless on the streets of Detroit for two years. At that time, he met a preacher who inspired him to go back to school and eventually change lives. EliteColumn brings you popular Eric Thomas quotes.

56 Inspirational Eric Thomas Quotes

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

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

3. “I’m gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life.” – Eric Thomas

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

5. “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

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6. “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

7. “I used my pain to push me to greatness.” – Eric Thomas

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

9. “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

10. “Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going.” – Eric Thomas

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11. “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

12. “You will not experience all life has to offer you or begin to experience life at it’s fullest as long as you are satisfied with mediocrity.” – Eric Thomas

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

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

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

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

17. “No alarm clock needed, my passion wakes me.” – Eric Thomas

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

19. “Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.” – Eric Thomas

20. “I can. I will. I must.” – Eric Thomas

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21. “You can get through this. You are bigger than your pain, don’t give up don’t give in.” – Eric Thomas

22. “At the end of pain is success.” – Eric Thomas

23. “Trust the process.” – Eric Thomas

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

25. “Be stronger than your excuses.” – Eric Thomas

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

27. “Avoid being your own enemy.” – Eric Thomas

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

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

30. “Stop sabotaging yourself.” – Eric Thomas

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31. “Your relationships will either make you or break you and there is no such thing as a neutral relationship.” – Eric Thomas

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

33. “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

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

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

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36. “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.” – Eric Thomas

37. “I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you!” – Eric Thomas

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

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

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40. “I have learned over the years that the higher the level of emotion, the lower the level of reasoning.” – Eric Thomas

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

42. “Every principle has a promise.” – Eric Thomas

43. “Fall in love with the process and the results will come.” – Eric Thomas

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44. “Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives.” – Eric Thomas

45. “An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights.” – Eric Thomas

46. “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

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

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48. “Be more intentional about the direction we allow our minds to go. Meaning, when you catch yourself thinking negatively, STOP. REDIRECT to something positive.” – Eric Thomas

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

50. “Are you ready to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become.” – Eric Thomas

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

52. “I dare you to be great. I challenge you to be great in every single thing you do.” – Eric Thomas

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53. “Desire and imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness.” – Eric Thomas

54. “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

55. “You wanna shine like a diamond, you gotta get cut like a diamond.” – Eric Thomas

56. “Greatness is upon you, you better act like it.” – Eric Thomas

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