17 Amazing Life Tips From Eric Thomas #5MinMotivation


We sometimes hear stories of people who despite the odds, break out from the negative cycle that plagued them and often their family for years.  Their story aims to inspire us because it holds as a reminder that anything is possible if you just keep moving forward.  One such story is of Eric Thomas, who has become known for his amazing life tips.


Eric Thomas, PhD is an Author, world renowned speaker, educator and Pastor.  His high energy is infectious and has impacted millions of people in several hundred countries across the planet.  Known as “ET, The Hip Hop Preacher”, Eric has become a global phenomenon.


What makes him connect so easily to his audience is his ability to draw from his own personal experiences of turning his struggles into his fuel for personal growth and success.  Once homeless with an absent father, his transparency and inspiring stories of grit draw millions to hear his stories.


What you surround yourself with either guides you on your journey or takes you off course.  Listening to Eric Thomas is one of those activities that will help guide you on your journey.


Here are 17 Amazing Life Tips From Eric Thomas


These Life Tips are centered around two of his Main Themes:

How Bad Do You Want it?

Everyone Wants to Be a Beast


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


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



“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanence!” – Eric Thomas


“Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness.” – Eric Thomas


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



“I don’t want to hang my hat on one area of life and think I’m successful. I’m not on that! I want the triple double.” – Eric Thomas


“When you get to a place where you don’t go for what you can get, but you go for what you can give, you gonna see your life change tremendously.” – Eric Thomas


“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.” – Eric Thomas


“Monday, I grind. Tuesday, I grind. Wednesday, I grind. Thursday, I grind. Friday, I grind. Saturday, I grind. Sunday, I grind. And, thats why I’m here today.” – Eric Thomas


“Every day I wake up and I am who I say I am and I get what I get because I stay in beast mode.” – Eric Thomas



“When you have something good… When you have something good, you don’t play with it! You don’t take chances with it! You don’t take risks with it! When you got something good, you get every single thing you can get out of it! Because guess what? When you take care of something good, that something good takes care of you.” – Eric Thomas


At some point in life you have to face your fears.” – Eric Thomas


“Listen to me, even when you lose, it’s OK to lose, but you can never get comfortable with it. You can never be satisfied with losing. When you lose, it’s got to hurt.” – Eric Thomas


“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


“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


“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!”



The last life tip I would like to share from Eric Thomas is one of his most famous quotes and is created with a powerful analogy.


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


Eric Thomas “When you want to Succeed as Bad as you want to Breathe”



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