eric thomas

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any great books that are about life, positivity and getting your life together? I really need one I could read, I feel like it can change my life and outlook on things

2 years ago I did read some self help books (during bus rides aaah old times).

So. Starting with the books I can remember (all of wich you can find free pdfs online):

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
  • The Power Of Habit - Charles Duhigg
  • 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less) - Thomas Frank (free)
  • Eat That Frog - Brian Tracy

Just those alone can bring you a lot of value if you study them. There are a ton more you can look up with a simple google search.

Life advice and positive videos / channels I’m currently into:

  • search Les Brown, Eric Thomas and Tony Robbins on youtube and listen, take notes to their lectures. Life changing. 
  • Absolute MotivationMotivation2Study and Be Inspired - these short cheesy videos give surprisingly real life advice and boosting motivation.
  • Gary Vaynerchuk - his daily vees inspire me, along with his work ethic and constant positivity. Gives real life advice.
  • Yoga With Adriene - last but not least, this channel is all about self love and self discovery and I found yoga specifically with her, her talk throughs and meditations helped me so much. Adriene is one of the best persons and just a beam of light , just pick one of her videos and see. 

Anyways hopefully you’ll check out these and be inspired. I know the last ones are kind of weird but give them a try and you’ll see what I mean.

But most importantly you HAVE this knowledge in you.. you just have to get it out through practice. Practice self love, practice being patient, being emotionally stable, practice positivity and balance.

Μη σκέφτεσαι τι μπορεί να γίνει σε ένα μήνα. Μη σκέφτεσαι τι μπορεί να γίνει σε ένα χρόνο. Απλά επικεντρώσου σε αυτές τις 24 ώρες που έχεις μπροστά σου και κάνε τα αδύνατα δυνατά ώστε να φτάσεις εκεί που πραγματικά θέλεις.
—  Eric Thomas.

There will never be a point in your time, in your life, where it’s the right time to do a great thing. 

If you’re waiting for that perfect perfect moment, that perfect timing, it’s not going to happen. You know what you have to do? You have to create the perfect time, and the perfect opportunity, and the perfect situation.

So a lot of people become comfortable. They stop growing, they stop wanting anything, they become satisfied.

People getting ready to go to jobs that they don’t like, jobs that are making them sick. You see when you are not pursuing your goal, you are literally committing spiritual suicide. When you have some goal out here that you are stretching for and reaching for that takes you out of your comfort zone, you’ll find out some talents and abilities you have that you didn’t know you have.

When the messenger of misery visits you, what are you going to do? What will keep you in the game.

There are things that you think you’ll never need to know. That you may only need to know one time in your life, but that could save your life because you had that knowledge.

Unless you attempt to do something beyond that, which you’ve already mastered, you will never grow. What is it that you looked at, at some point in time and you decided that you couldn’t do it, that you talk yourself out of it.

You’re waiting on your next door neighbor to make it happen for you, it may not happen. If you’re waiting on your mother, or your father, they may be so ancient in their thinking, that they don’t understand this opportunity that you have. And if you’re waiting on them it may never get done.

You don’t beg average people to be phenomenal. You don’t beg good people to be phenomenal. You just are phenomenal, and you will attract phenomenal.

What reason can you remember, that you can call on, that you can reach on, that can make you get back up. Find that reason.

If you’re not where you are. If you’re not where you want to be. If you don’t have what you want, want to have. If you’re not where you think you should be at this particular place. It has nothing to do with the system, but it has everything to do with the fact that you’re not making the sacrifice.

I want you to make that dream become a reality, because if you don’t, you will be working for somebody else to make their dreams become a reality.

And everybody is against you, or don’t believe in you no more. And let me tell you something, that’s a lonely feeling. That’s a lonely feeling. Particularly people that you are doing it for.

Most people take their greatness, take their ideas to the graveyard with them.

Listen to me, if it was easy, everybody would do it. There are people right now who are working who don’t want to work. There are people who hate their jobs, but they keep getting up to do it.

The wealthiest place on the planet, is the graveyard. Because in the graveyard we will find inventions that we never ever were exposed to. Ideas, dreams, that never became reality. Hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon.

The question is what are you going to do with your time. What drives you. Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day, after day. Workout after workout. Obedience after obedience. Day after day.

When things don’t work out for you. When things happen that you could not anticipate. What are the reasons that you can think of that can keep you strong.

You will never ever be successful, until you turn your pain into greatness, until you allow your pain to push you from where you are to push you to where you need to be. Stop running from your pain and embrace your pain. Your pain is going to be a part of your prize, a part of your product. I challenge you to push yourself.

See it’s easy to be on the bottom, it doesn’t take any effort to be a loser. It doesn’t take any motivation and any drive in order to stay down there on a low level. But it calls on everything in you. You have to harness your will to say I’m going to challenge myself.

I mean that what you did last week don’t count. Today, today is the only important day. There are eighty-six thousand, four hundred seconds in a day and how you use those are critical. You got eighty-six thousand, four hundred today and what you do today is going to cement who you are. Nobody gonna talk about what you did last week.

Yet the biggest enemy that you have to deal with is yourself. There’s an old African proverb that says “If there’s no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.”

You have this opportunity of a lifetime. It means absolutely nothing if you don’t take advantage of it in the lifetime of this opportunity.

I got a saying that when life knocks you down, try to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up. 

If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it. If all that you dream and scheme is about it. And life seems useless and worthless without it.

See it’s time now. If you want to make this your decade, you’ve to start saying yes to your life. You’ve got to start saying yes to your dreams. Yes to your unfolding future. Yes to your potential. As opposed to saying no.

When you die, die on E. Leave no dream left behind guys. Leave no opportunity left behind. When you leave this earth, accomplish every single thing you can accomplish.

Listen to me, you’re going to be here one day, but you’ll never get here if you give up, if you give in, if you quit. And finally guys, you gotta wanna succeed, as bad, as you wanna, breath.

- Eric Thomas, Ray Lewis & Les Brown

and the problem with Y'all! is that you want someone else to support YOUR dream, its YOURS! I dont owe you a dime!! it’s your dream! If you want it to happen, get your butt up and make it happen! if you want it to happen, RISE AND GRIND.
—  Eric Thomas 
And I’m here to tell you that number one, 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 bad than you wanna party. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want sleep. Some of you lost sleep more than you lost success. And I’m here to tell you today, if your going to be successful you gotta be willing to give up sleep. You gotta be willing to work with 3 hours of sleep — 2 hours of sleep, if you really wanna be successful. Some day your gonna have to stay up 3 days in a row. Because if you go to sleep you might miss the opportunity to be successful. That’s how bad you gotta.
—  Eric Thomas