97 Inspiring Quotes from Eric Thomas and The Blueprint to Success Motivational Mixtape

by Parin

The Blueprint to Success Motivational Mixtape by Eric Thomas (ET The Hip Hop Preacher) is a compilation of some of the most powerful and inspirational messages ET has delivered around the world, all wrapped up in 16 power-packed tracks (i.e. Ambition, Twenty-Four, Hustle Hard, Work Hard, The Flu, The Classic, Midnight Reign, etc.), and 4 interviews that is sure to energize you.

The Blueprint to Success Motivational Mixtape by Eric Thomas (ET The Hip Hop Preacher) is a compilation of some of the most powerful and inspirational messages ET has delivered around the world, all wrapped up in 16 power-packed tracks (i.e. Ambition, Twenty-Four, Hustle Hard, Work Hard, The Flu, The Classic, Midnight Reign, etc.), and 4 interviews that is sure to energize you.

ET’s releasing his much anticipated Heart of Detroit Mixtape tomorrow, so I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite quotes from The Blueprint to Success Motivational Mixtape today as we anxiously wait for the follow up.

If you haven’t seen the preview for the Heart of Detroit Mixtape, here it is:

Like I mentioned before, I’ve collected a lot of great quotes from ET – from The Secrets Success book, to TGIM, to The Secrets to Success Speech, and more!

And The Blueprint to Success Mixtape is no exception to this! :)

I collected 97 inspiring quotes from The Blueprint to Success Mixtape, and they’re all available here at ET Quotes so you can get some of the most inspiring sound-bites from the mixtape.

I love the entire vibe with The Blueprint to Success Mixtape!

The way ET and his team integrated some of his most powerful and inspiring messages, with samples and references to Wale, Adele, The Roots, Michael Jordan and others, to create power-packed tracks like Ambition, Twenty-Four, The Classic, The Flu and others (I might as will list all the tracks from the mixtape, right?), is guaranteed to motivate and energize you!

I listen to the mixtape whether I’m working out, or just working. In fact, one of my favorite tracks is Midnight Reign and I had it set as my alarm ringtone for a while.

So go ahead and browse the quotes from The Blueprint to Success and let me know which quote and track is your favorite. And if you haven’t heard it yet, you can download it here.

Also, if you think I’ve missed some quotes from the mixtape, let me know in the comments or email me here and I’ll add them to the collection (just let me know which track it’s from).

Here are 20 of my favorite quotes from the 97 I collected.

Lord knows I’ve waited for this a lifetime; And I’m an icon when I let my light shine.
- The Roots
The Blueprint to Success, Introduction

I started studying. I wasn’t watching the game no more. I wanted to study what was in Michael Jordan. I’m like “What’s in Michael Jordan? Michael Jordan got something in him?”
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Ambition

You got an opportunity to make a dream become a reality – and when you do, you just got to take advantage of it.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Interview 1

If it takes a boring Biology class, then I’m taking Biology. If I gotta go through Calculus to make my family get to a level they’ve never been too, then Calculus watch your back! Cause your boy is coming.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, I’m Driven

That’s it! Listen to me – that’s it! You get 24! I don’t care if you broke, you grew up broke. I don’t care if you grew up rich. I don’t care if you in college, you not in college. You only get 24hrs!
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Twenty-Four

If you just reading the book she told you to read, you getting beat! You read what she told you to read and then you ask her what she reading, cause if you don’t get what she’s reading, she’s gonna always be the teacher, and you’re always gonna be the student!
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Hustle Hard

When you get to a place where you don’t go for what you can get, but you go for what you can give, you gonna see your life change tremendously.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Magic School Bus

Somebody said, ‘E man, if you drank you would have a whole ‘nother experience!’ I might have another experience when I become a millionaire and I got my own yacht and I’m out on the Pacific… Right? ‘I’m drunk right here!’ My own plane. Once I get my private plane, that’s when I’m gonna be drunk when I walk on, like, ‘I’m drunk now! I’ve got my own private plane. I’m intoxicated on success!’
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Work Hard

Like for real, you can start from the bottom, and by the grace of God, work your way all the way up to the top man.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Interview 2

You outta know exactly which games, you better be marking them off, counting them down, like you in jail. You ask a guy in jail how many days he got left, trust me he ain’t gonna say ‘Well, I’m not 100% sure.’ You ask a dude in jail how many days you got left – ‘One hundred, twenty one and a half a day… 2 hours left’. My man counting them down. Why? Cause he ready to get up out of there! This your life! You should know!
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, The Flu

The competitive edge is not something that… it’s not the top tier management… it’s not something that they give you.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Competitive Edge

Maybe it’s my fault that you didn’t see that failure gave me strength, that my pain was my motivation.
- Michael Jordan
The Blueprint to Success, The Classic

I didn’t start of strong, valedictorian or you know all As and Bs, honor roll. So I just gotta keep it hundred with people for real: A setback is a setup for a comeback.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Interview 3

This is what I’m saying, take advantage of opportunity, because if you do, doors are going to open up for you.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Harvard

I’m here to tell you today, that the reason why God is allowing you to go through what he’s allowing you to go through, cause you been too smooth and you ain’t going as far as he needs you to go. And so God is allowing you to go up the rough side of the mountain not so he could hurt you, or break you. But God is trying to change, he’s trying to redesign you! And so every trial you go through, every tribulation you go through, every setback you go through, God is redesigning you and putting more dimples on you baby, so you can go farther!
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Adele

When you have something good… When you have something good, you don’t play with it! You don’t take chances with it! You don’t take risks with it! When you got something good, you get every single thing you can get out of it! Because guess what? When you take care of something good, that something good takes care of you.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Something Good

You know school ain’t my first love, but we gotta get in here and do it so that young people can know that for real it’s past possible, there’s absolutely nothing that we can’t accomplish.
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Interview 4

And that’s where I associated when you felt the worst, I always associated that good things were on the horizon. And by in large they happen that way.
- Cal Ripkens
The Blueprint to Success, Cal Ripkens

It’s one thing to talk about your destiny. It’s one thing to dream about your destiny. It’s one thing to look at your destiny. But it’s another thing – it is another thing – to make the decisions. To wake up when you know you supposed to wake up! Listen to what I’m telling you! To write when you don’t feel like writing that paper. To say no to that party, that you know, is not going to help you, to make your dreams become a reality. Listen to me! No, to sleep when you should be working out. Saying no, to quitting when you still got a hundred more shots to make. Saying no, when your body says stop, but you put in fifty more push ups! You can’t just talk about it! You gotta be about it!
- Eric Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Midnight Reign

I encourage anyone who’s out there who’s going through their go through just to hang in there, keep striving, and things will work out. And you gotta keep God first and most in your life.
- De De Thomas
The Blueprint to Success, Bonus Interview

What’s your favorite track from The Blueprint to Success Mixtape?

Share your favorite quotes and track from The Blueprint to Success in the comments below.

  • Deborah Alexander

    You can not sleep broke people sleep, you got to be willing to sacrifice sleep,if you sleep you may miss the opportunity to be successful.

    • http://www.thegreatnessmind.com Parin Patel

      Love that piece from The Secrets to Success speech – thanks for sharing it Deborah!

  • pharma

    thanks parin, for shring this quotes. i’ll share this in our class

  • Pasha Williams

    I love all of Eric Thomas’s speeches. It’s very inspirational and motivates myself to keep thriving harder.
    The one I really love is the quote: “You have to be willing to give up some days of sleep if you want to be successful. ” It’s definitely true because some days we can just fall to sleep really fast but forget the main task we wanted to accomplish in that hour or day. Sleep is always available to take over the task we set ourselves to accomplish but the goals of achieving that task has to be stronger than sleep.

    Thank you Eric Thomas,

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