Eric Thomas Quotes

Eric D. Thomas is a famous American American motivational speaker, educator and author. He is quite popular on YouTube. He also gives education consulting and executive coaching through his company.

Eric was born on September 3, 1970, in Chicago. At the time of his birth, his mother was a teenager. Eric was raised by his mother. He spent his childhood in Detroit, Michigan.

When he was in high school, he had many arguments with his mother and aunts. Because of this, he dropped out of high school in the middle and leave home.

After this, Thomas spent two years homeless in the streets of Detroit.

At that time, he met a preacher. He persuaded Eric to study again. After this, his life changed completely. He attends a high school again and also started a job at Olive Garden.

After a while, he shifted to Huntsville, Alabama. There he joined Oakwood University. While there, he started a program to help underprivileged youth during his studies.

Then Thomas started a job at Michigan State University (MSU). And along with that, He started a master degree in K-12 Administration with Educational Leadership.

After his studies, Eric worked as an academic adviser at MSU. After working there, he started his own company. Today he works to motivate students, professional athletes and company employees in different programs.

He has also published 4 books on motivation and success which are The Secret to Success, Greatness Is Upon You: Laying the Foundation, Average Skill Phenomenal Will and You Ain’t the Boss of Me.

Eric Thomas Quotes :

Eric Thomas Quotes about pain
“Use your pain to push to greatness.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

“If your emotions are at the highest level of 10, your ability to reason is at a 0.” – Eric Thomas

“If you can look up, you can get up.” – Eric Thomas

“Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you want to be.” – Eric Thomas

“As long as you’re being a copycat, you will never be the best copycat.” – Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas Quotes on sacrifice
“Sacrifice what you are, for what you will become!” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

“Taking actions based purely on emotions is dangerous and could cost you everything.” – Eric Thomas

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

“Real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give.  Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives.” – Eric Thomas

“Sometimes it ain’t about being the most talented. Sometimes it’s about consistency!” – Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas Quotes
“An eagle uses the storm to reach unimaginable heights.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

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

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

“Be phenomenal or be forgotten.” – Eric Thomas

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

Eric Thomas Quotes
“Do not take constructive criticism from people who have never constructed anything.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

“Surround yourself with the kind of people who could help turn your life around.” – Eric Thomas

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

“No one fails alone, and no one succeeds alone.” – Eric Thomas

“We pointed the finger because it was easier to make excuses than it was to make adjustments.” – Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas Quotes on imagination
“Desire and imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

“Information changes situations.” – Eric Thomas

“Catch yourself thinking negatively, STOP. Redirect to something positive.” – Eric Thomas

“Stop looking out the window and look in the mirror!” – Eric Thomas

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

Eric Thomas Quotes
“When you’re great! You attract great! When you’re average! You attract average.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

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

“Take advantage of opportunity.” – Eric Thomas

“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

“The problem is, you get more excited talking about it than you do when you’re actually doing it!” – Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas Quotes
“Look in the mirror, that’s your competitor.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

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

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

“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

“The higher the level of emotion, the lower the level of reasoning.” – Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas Quotes
“Be stronger than your excuses.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

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

“You ain’t average! You’re playing small because it’s easier to be average.” – Eric Thomas

“Stop sabotaging yourself.” – Eric Thomas

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

Eric Thomas Quotes on success
“Fall in love with the process and the results will come.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

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

“Stop whining, start grinding.” – Eric Thomas

“We all have the ability to produce greatness in our lives.” – Eric Thomas

“When you have something good, you don’t play with it! You don’t take chances with it! That’s the problem.” – Eric Thomas

“You are the executive director and screenwriter of your life.” – Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas Quotes About Success :

Eric Thomas Quotes About Succes
Success is never on discount! You have to pay some price for this.” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image By Karl Phillips –

“Success begins when we take ownership and actively take responsibility for our part in the shortcomings of our life.” – Eric Thomas

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

Eric Thomas Quotes About Succes
I’m intoxicated on success!” – Eric Thomas Quotes (Image Source:

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

“Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep!” – Eric Thomas

“There is nothing wrong with dreaming big dreams, just know that all roads that lead to success have to pass through Hard Work.” – Eric Thomas

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