First and foremost if you are unfamiliar with Eric Thomas you are truly missing out. I advise you go check out his YouTube videos which are entirely centered around motivating YOU and boy does he do one hell of a job. You can find his videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/etthehiphoppreacher?feature=results_main
Anyways, Eric Thomas has A LOT to offer when it comes to accomplishing our dreams as he is truly living out his dream today, however it’s interesting to note that his path was a very troubled one indeed. It’s an understatement to state that he has felt the ground before. He had a troubled childhood growing up without his father present and he went on to become a high school drop out and he was even homeless for a certain portion of his life. However, he turned this all around as he enrolled in College, got his PH D and now is motivating the entire world. His words of motivation have led him towards much success. He just recently released his debut book titled, “The Secret To Success.” I highly advise you check that out. Great read.
With all this noted, it’s apparent that Eric’s words hold validity. His words have the impact to change your life if you truly apply them. So APPLY.
Eric Thomas’s Top 3 Tips On What It Takes To Achieve Success
1. A Positive Outlook Is The Key For Success
“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.”
Your mind is the foundation for success. Simply put, it’s either going to be the reason why you blossom in life or it’s going to be your down fall. You have to have a strong mind that is characterized with a positive outlook. Being optimistic is mandatory when it comes to success.
In addition, the way you see yourself is also very important. You have to believe in yourself. You have to believe you have what it takes to make your dreams become a reality. If you are lacking this self efficacy you won’t go very far.
So the first step when pursuing success is to strengthen your mind. Nurture your mind and make it worthy of success.
It is obvious that without self belief and a positive self image Eric Thomas would most likely still be living on the streets today. Belief is a very powerful thing. Without belief you are nothing.
2. Your Environment Means Everything
“Those who want success should think like a planter. They should understand that having the right seed is an essential key to success, but they must also understand that the soil that they entrust to the seed is just as vital… Can you honestly say the environment(s) you are in will yield the kind of harvest you are expecting?.”
First and foremost, success is a process. It rarely occurs overnight. Instead you have to slowly crawl towards it. Step by step. One foot in front of the other. It takes time so don’t rush it.
Next, your environment means everything. Most importantly, the people you associate and surround yourself with. Either the people around you are boosting you up or they are bringing you down.
A lot of people on this planet have had their dreams cut short because they were always surrounded by negativity.
Therefore you need to find people that bring out the best in you.
3. Forget About Mediocrity And Focus On Greatness
“You will not experience all life has to offer you or begin to experience life at its fullest as long as you are satisfied with mediocrity. You have to be disgusted with your current circumstances before your circumstances can change.”
You have to absolutely despise your current circumstances. This quote touches upon Tony Robbins’s pain and pleasure philosophy. It basically states that humans tend to move towards pleasure and away from pain. Therefore if you associate massive pain and hatred towards your current circumstances you will be more motivated and inclined to do something about them and make a change.
Mediocrity is a very dull and lame lifestyle in my perspective. You only get the chance to live life once so why not go for it all and claim greatness. If you truly want it, it’s yours for the taking so take it.
I end this article with a famous quote from Eric Thomas, “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will become successful.”