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Be Phenomenal Or Be Forgotten: Inspiring Quotes and Sketchnotes from Eric Thomas and TGIM Season 6

by Parin Patel

Be Phenomenal Or Be Forgotten!

Be Phenomenal Or Be Forgotten!

It’s been a couple weeks since Eric Thomas (ET) wrapped up TGIM Season 6 with his closing message on transitioning from Great to Phenomenal.

So while ET’s back in the lab cooking up some more motivation, and practical advice, for all of us, I thought I’d take a moment to look back on (you guessed it!) some of my favorite, and very inspiring quotes, from TGIM Season 6.

I also want to highlight the creatively inspiring TGIM Sketchnotes Marie-Judith Jen Louis created for the ten episodes of TGIM Season 6. I first came across MJ’s Sketchnotes in January, and was immediately drawn to how she not only illustrated the key points from each TGIM episode, but also her attention to detail with these key points.

Marie’s Sketchnotes are perfect if you want a refresher on the key messages from TGIM Season 6 so far. Thanks for sharing your creative talents, and inspiration, with us Marie’s! 🙂

So here are all ten episodes from TGIM Season 6, along with three inspiring quotes from each episode and Marie’s Sketchnotes, so you can make your transition from Average, to Good, to Great, to Phenomenal!

TGIM Season 6: Episode 1 – What Do You Want?

So what sacrifices this year are you willing to make? What are you willing to let go of? What are you willing to give up? What are you willing to part ways with?
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6: Episode 1 – What Do You Want?

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6: Episode 1 - What Do You Want?

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6: Episode 1 – What Do You Want? 
Designed by MJ

Life ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s been a lot of obstacles on my way to this right here. But you know what, every time I get to an obstacle, I tell it, ‘I will, out will you! I will! I will not give up. I will not surrender. I will not quit.’
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6: Episode 1 – What Do You Want?

Life will break you, if your will ain’t strong!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6: Episode 1 – What Do You Want?

TGIM Season 6: Episode 2 – From Possible to Impossible

Instead of thinking about it in January, and then you let it slip the rest of the year, I need you to have some consistency!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6: Episode 2 – From Possible to Impossible

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6: Episode 2 – From Possible to Impossible

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6: Episode 2 – From Possible to Impossible
Designed by MJ

When you learn, to perfect, every single day, you gonna wake up and see yourself doing things you never thought were possible.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6: Episode 2 – From Possible to Impossible

You gotta perfect possible!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6: Episode 2 – From Possible to Impossible

TGIM Season 6 Episode 3: I Can See Clearly Now

Your goals, are going to define, what time you get up, how you live your life, how you move, when you say ‘yes’, when you say ‘no’!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 3: I Can See Clearly Now

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 3: I Can See Clearly Now

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 3: I Can See Clearly Now
Designed by MJ

I’m talking about purposing it in your heart! Like believe in it! Having faith! 100%! That whatever it is you set out to do, that you can do it!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 3: I Can See Clearly Now

When you invest in you, other people will invest in you. But you asking people to do for you, what you have not done, for yourself. So stop begging! Stop whining! Stop crying! And invest in yourself!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 3: I Can See Clearly Now

TGIM Season 6 Episode 4: Get Rich or Die Trying: The ET formula

So the first one: I will need you to discover who are you? Stop trying to be like everybody else. Stop being a copycat. Stop being a great copycat. And be an original! Discover Your Gift!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 4: Get Rich or Die Trying: The ET formula

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 4: Get Rich or Die Trying: The ET formula

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 4: Get Rich or Die Trying: The ET formula
Designed by MJ

Stop being average, looking for what the greats get. Stop being good, looking for what the phenomenal get. Perfect your gift!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 4: Get Rich or Die Trying: The ET formula

So ask yourself: Legacy vs. Currency? And if you leave a legacy, you might get a currency!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 4: Get Rich or Die Trying: The ET formula

TGIM Season 6 Episode 5: The Power of Twenty-One

Some of y’all, you a little too satisfied for me. And if you’re going to get that top level of greatness, you gotta be hungry!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 5: The Power of Twenty-One

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 5: The Power of Twenty-One

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 5: The Power of Twenty-One
Designed by MJ

And for some of you, for real, for real, you’ll never have it. You’ll never be it. You’ll never do it because you don’t have any consistency.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 5: The Power of Twenty-One

And here’s the problem with a lot of y’all. You starting and you stopping. You starting and you stopping.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 5: The Power of Twenty-One

TGIM Season 6 Episode 6: #YouMatter

Maybe you need to cut this off and you need to go look in the mirror and you need to repeat what I’m saying to you. You – You! Not your dreams. Not your goals. You – You Matter! Are you hearing me?
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 6: #YouMatter

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 6: #YouMatter

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 6: #YouMatter
Designed by MJ

Your goals are important. Your dreams – yes they are important. The gated community, we talked about it – important. Getting that four year degree, the master’s degree. Writing a book, becoming an entrepreneur – whatever it is – that stuff is important, but it’s not as important as you.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 6: #YouMatter

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful – powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant? To be gorgeous? To be talented? To be fabulous? Actually, I ask you, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. And your playing small, does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking, so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others people permission to do the same. And when we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson, TGIM Season 6 Episode 6: #YouMatter

TGIM Season 6 Episode 7: POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE

You not only matter, you’re powerful. And you are powerful beyond measure!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 7: POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 7: POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 7: POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE
Designed by MJ

Knowing is half the battle. It’s not enough to know – it’s not enough to know. Now I need you to apply.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 7: POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE

Be phenomenal because you are!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 7: POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE

TGIM Season 6 Episode 8: ACT LIKE IT!

I need you to judge yourself. Don’t trip. I want you to go in the mirror and be real: Average. Good. Great. Phenomenal.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 8: ACT LIKE IT!

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 8: ACT LIKE IT!

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 8: ACT LIKE IT!
Designed by MJ

I said, ‘ET, you gotta stop acting average, and doing average stuff, and looking for stuff that experts get, people who are gurus get.’
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 8: ACT LIKE IT!

When you get in the game and you show up at the game, I need you to give the game everything you got!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 8: ACT LIKE IT!

TGIM Season 6 Episode 9: ATTRACTED TO GREATNESS

You are attracted to greatness because greatness is all in you. But it’s easier to watch greatness. It’s easier to go see greatness, than it is to put in the time, to put in the energy, to discipline yourself, to sacrifice – it’s easier! And so that’s why you average!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 9: ATTRACTED TO GREATNESS

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 9: ATTRACTED TO GREATNESS

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 9: ATTRACTED TO GREATNESS
Designed by MJ

But watch me, when you become great, it’s not enough to dream it and talk about the idea. When you become great, it’s not enough to write it down on a board somewhere! It’s not enough to get a fancy planner. It’s not enough to go to some workshop and invest money into it. When you become great, you’re not satisfied, until it’s actualized! Until you walking in it! Until you sleeping in it! Listen to me! Until you possess it! Until you have it!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 9: ATTRACTED TO GREATNESS

I’m telling you, you gotta be careful, because if you keep doing this average thing, it’s going to suffocate you!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 9: ATTRACTED TO GREATNESS

TGIM Season 6 Episode 10: THE TRANSITION – Great to Phenomenal

There’s a direct correlation between time and success. So one of the blueprint’s to success is you gotta have a sense of urgency.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 10: THE TRANSITION – Great to Phenomenal

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 10: THE TRANSITION - From Great To Phenomenal

An inspiring Sketchnote for TGIM Season 6 Episode 10: THE TRANSITION – From Great To Phenomenal
Designed by MJ

It has nothing to do with opportunities. You’ve been given opportunities. The problem is, you not operating in your greatness in that opportunity. So that’s why you stuck on that particular level.
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 10: THE TRANSITION – Great to Phenomenal

You gotta run from average like a plague!
– Eric Thomas, TGIM Season 6 Episode 10: THE TRANSITION – Great to Phenomenal

What has been the most impactful message from TGIM Season 6?

Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

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Basem Andijani April 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I loved all man.. thanks

You are a true artist and I admire your unique art!

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Parin Patel April 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

No worries Basem! Yeah, it’s hard to pick just one, but for me, it had to be the #YouMatter and Attracted to Greatness messages. Those really were powerful.

So have you heard the mixtapes? Or read ET’s book?

And thanks – glad you like the site. Appreciate the kind words!

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Mia Hall July 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

Wow! This is powerful. Great job!

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Parin Patel September 1, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Thanks Mia! Glad you like the post. And I love MJ’s TGIM Sketchnote illustrations as well. So how has ET’s story and message impacted your life? Is there a particular message that resonates with you?

Here’s to making the rest of 2013 Phenomenal!
Parin

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Jaivir Baweja October 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Thanks for posting this, and keep up the good work with making these neat cartoons. The Attracted to Greatness picture really motivates me to do my best.

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Parin Patel November 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Thanks Jaivir! Glad you like the post illustration! I can’t take credit for them though. It’s the creative work of Marie (twitter @MJSketchbook) – check out her work here:

http://mariejudith.blogspot.ca/search/label/TGIM

PS: I just published a recap of TGIM Season 7 as well:

http://www.etquotes.com/inspiring-quotes-and-sketchnotes-from-eric-thomas-and-tgim-season-7/

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