Success. How bad do you want it?

Eric Thomas is a motivational speaker and educator for inspiring people to succeed and keep them motivated to continue doing whatever it is that makes them go. For those of you that watch some motivational videos whether it’s for life, the gym, school, or work – you might have heard him speak some of the best motivational lines that we know today.

I’m posting this mainly for myself to have easy access for when I want to watch it because I usually like to watch or listen to stuff like this on my way to the gym. It helps get me in the right mindset and gets me mentally ready. If a speech like this doesn’t make you want to get off the couch and do work, I don’t know what else will. The best thing about this particular speech is that it hits all aspects of life – so even if you don’t go to the gym or if you’ve never lifted a pound of iron, it still makes you want to do better in other aspects of your life. It makes you want to be a go-getter and that’s ultimately all that matters.

Take some time to watch it if you need a pick-me-up. I guarantee it will never get old.


“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe – then you’ll be successful. The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get some fresh air, and when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe – then you’ll be successful. Most of you say you wanna be successful but you don’t want it bad, you just kind of want it. You don’t want it as bad as you want to party, you don’t want it as bad as you want to be cool, you don’t want it as bad as you want to sleep. Some of you love sleep more than you love success – if you want to be successful, you gotta be willing to give up sleep. If you go to sleep, you might miss the opportunity to successful.”

“Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going. Don’t cry to quit – you’re already in pain, you’re already hurt – get a reward from it.”

“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”

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