Inspirational Friday | Eric Thomas

Author. World Renowned Speaker. Educator. Pastor.

There’s a lot that can be said about Eric Thomas, former NFL player and now inspirational speaker. I first stumbled across him and one of his most popular speeches on Youtube. One I highly recommend watching, especially for anyone needing that extra motivation to go after your goal and grab your success. See video below.

Life Story

I can’t explain in words how much impact that video had on me. I was so perplexed at his words and the powerful way of speaking and presenting, I just had to find out more about him. Brought up in Detroit, Michigan he lived with his mother who he had a very close relationship with. At the age of 12, he got news that completely changed his childhood forever. He went down a bad path where he ended up dropping out of high school and was homeless for a few years. Digging so deep, he came to his senses and didn’t accept that that was the way the rest of life was going to be. That trigger turned his whole life around. And in combination with other events made him become the man he is today!

Watch his life story below, how he went from nothing to something!

Favourite Quotes

“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year. But eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it will last forever!”

“At the end of pain is success!”

“Fear doesn’t exist, but danger is real.”

“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!”

“Sometimes you have to give up to go up.”

Breathe University

In 2013 Eric Thomas founded Breathe University, an online course that specialises in finance, relationships, career goals, marriage and more. Through a series of instructional sessions, Thomas helps you out where help is needed. And like the motto says “When you want to SUCCEED as bad as you want to BREATHE” then you’ll be successful! For more information head over to Every week he posts a video on his YouTube channel, where he has 10 successful seasons on giving advice, inspiring and being a leader!

Find him here on YouTube, here on his website, and here at Breathe University.

May this man also be a trigger to your strength and passion, and push that forth into a success only you have the power to create.

“To be able to at any moment sacrifice what you are for what you can become… that is success!”
– Eric Thomas

Keep dreaming and believing!

Love, Y x

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