Eric Thomas quotes

Inspirational Eric Thomas quotes and sayings


Eric Thomas is a motivational speaker who has gained a significant following on YouTube, thanks to his positive approach to life and his extensive collection of inspiring material. His life story is a fascinating one and is where he takes much of his content from. After dropping out of high school, he spent two years homeless on the tough streets of Detroit. His life changed when he met a preacher who encouraged him to go back to school, and it was his experience of life at its hardest that has encouraged him to help motivate underprivileged young people all over the world.

Anyone who spends time listening to any of Eric Thomas’s motivational videos and speeches can’t help but be inspired by his rags to riches story. What’s particularly inspiring about his story is that he doesn’t use his platform for self-gain and self-promotion. Instead, he works on increasing his ministry and preaching motivational messages to people who benefit from hearing his words.

In recent times, he has also collaborated on a number of Hip-hop tracks, further adding to his widely available published material. You can find a great collection of Eric Thomas quotes below.


  • Information changes situations.

  • I’m not minimizing your problems, but I’m saying…if life knocked you down 1 year ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 15 years ago…and you still on the ground… we got a problem.

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

  • Innovation is rewarded. Execution is worshipped.

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

  • I think my greatest strengths are my hands. I am also good at getting separation from the defender and finding ways to get open. I am also a good route runner.

  • When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.

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

  • Don't tell me you're going to be on the honor roll. Go to work! And show me!

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

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

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

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

  • An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights.

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

  • Look in the mirror, that’s your competition.

  • I wanted to surround myself with the kind of people who could help me turn my life around; people whom I could rub up against like iron and be sharpened.

  • Desire and imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness

  • 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!

  • I don't care if you broke, you grew up broke… you grew up rich. You only get 24 hours in a day! We all only get 24 hours in a day. It's what we do with it that makes the difference!