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71 Inspiring Quotes from Eric Thomas and The Secrets to Success

by Parin

The Secrets to Success: When You Want to Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe by Eric Thomas (ET The Hip Hop Preacher)

The Secrets to Success: When You Want to Succeed As Bad As You Want To Breathe by Eric Thomas (ET The Hip Hop Preacher)

Last weekend we officially crossed 200 quotes from Eric Thomas here at ET Quotes – 30+ of those which were from ET’s The Secrets to Success Autobiography.

And like I mentioned in that post, I still had more quotes to add – and add more I did! :)

I collected 71 inspiring quotes from ET’s autobiography when I read the book last year, and they’re all now available here at ET Quotes so you can not only be inspired, but also remind yourself of some key lessons from ET’s story and also share the inspiration with others.

The Secrets to Success is an inspiring story that gives us a glimpse of the adversity ET faced growing up as a homeless high school dropout in Detroit. It’s a story of pain, sacrifice, hope, trust, setback, faith and perseverance.

I especially like how real ET was in the book – he didn’t sugar coat anything, and really shared not only the external challenges he faced, but also the internal challenges he had to overcome, as he came to the realization that change ultimately starts from within. And once he understood that, and the power of faith, there was no looking back.

So go ahead and browse the quotes from The Secrets to Success and let me know which quote and message is your favorite.

I’m sure there are more quotes from the book that I’ve missed, so I’d love to hear your favorite quotes and messages from book as well. In fact, you can email me here and I’ll add them to the collection (just let me know what page number the quote is from as well so I can properly source it).

Here are 15 of my favorite quotes from the 71 I collected.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
– Leo Tolstoy,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 4: Change Starts with You

Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what’s actually good for you.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 4: Change Starts with You

You are the executive director and screenwriter of your life.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 5: Where Do I Start?

What you envision in your mind, how you see yourself, and how you envision the world around you is of great importance because those things become your focus.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 5: Where Do I Start?

A year from now you may wish you had started today.
– Karen Lamb,
 The Secrets to Success, Chapter 6: When I Move, You Move 

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,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 6: When I Move, You Move

Things change for the better when we take responsibility for our own thoughts, decisions and actions.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 6: When I Move, You Move

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
– Peter Marshall,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 7: Go Where You’re Celebrated

Stop sabotaging yourself.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 8: Momentum is Promiscuous

At some point in life you have to face your fears.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 9: Enough is Enough

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.
– Hamilton Holt,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 11: You should have put a ring on it

There is nothing wrong with dreaming big dreams, just know that all roads that lead to success have to pass through Hardwork Boulevard at some point.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 11: You should have put a ring on it

Never underestimate the importance of the beginning. The beginning has the seeds of everything else to come. Started a G.E.D. program in the hood and the rest was history.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 14: P.U.S.H. (Push Until Something Happens)

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Chapter 18: If I Could Be Like Mike

We all have the ability to produce greatness in our lives.
– Eric Thomas,
The Secrets to Success, Epilogue

Have you read The Secrets to Success?

Share your favorite quotes and messages from The Secrets to Success in the comments below.

And if I missed any quotes, feel free to email me here and I’ll add them to the collection.

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