Eric Thomas (aka The Hip Hop Preacher) Shares The Secrets to Success

by Parin

“Don’t cry to quit! You already in pain, you already hurt!
Get a reward from it!”
– Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas (aka ET The Hip Hop Preacher) shares The Secrets to Success in a passionate and energetic speech at Michigan State University.

Eric Thomas (aka ET The Hip Hop Preacher) shares The Secrets to Success in a passionate and energetic speech at Michigan State University.

Eric Thomas (aka The Hip Hop Preacher) is no stranger to adversity. He has transformed from a 16 year old high school dropout, to a renowned speaker, educator, activist and minister.

As a high school dropout, he lived on the streets of Detroit. Earning whatever he could by stealing, gambling, etc.

Luckily, at the age of 17, he met a pastor who inspired him to go back to school to complete his GED exams and go to college. Realizing the harsh realities of life on the streets, Eric was motivated to help others who were facing similar struggles to turn their lives around like he did.

From starting the Break The Cycle-I Dare You! (BDC) program when he was in college, to developing The Advantage Program at Michigan State University in 2005, Eric has used his life experiences to inspire and help others to reach for success.

It’s not about where you come from. It’s about heart! You come to a place where being smart ain’t enough. You gotta have heart!
~ Eric Thomas ~ 

And in his recent Project Access initiative, he and “Team Access” plan to “travel to hundreds of America’s underachieving school systems and provide under-served students with the academic and personal development skills needed to gain ACCESS into the American Dream.”

Today, I want to share his motivational and powerful Secrets to Success speech that he delivered to Michigan State University (watch the videos below).

Eric is one of the most powerful speakers I have heard! The passion and energy he speaks with is simply contagious! :)

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
~ Eric Thomas ~ 

Make sure you watch both Part 1 and Part 2 in full!

Part 1:

Most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad – you just kinda want it. You don’t want it badder than you wanna party. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep!
~ Eric Thomas ~

Part 2:

But I’m exactly where I wanted to me because I realized, I gotta commit my very being to this thing. I gotta breath it. I gotta eat it. I gotta sleep it. And until you get there, you will never be successful in life.
~ Eric Thomas ~ 

What Do You Think The Secrets To Success Are?

Share your opinions and experiences in the comments below.

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