The Secret To Success?

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Have you ever heard of a guy named Eric Thomas? If you haven't then
you are in for a surprise today.

Eric Thomas also known as "ET" went through a lot in his life. Some things he went through were...

- Getting kicked out his house at at the age of 17

- Dropping out of high school

- Going to jail

- Being homeless for over 2 years


Can you imagine going through all of these things? Fortunately most of us would never have to go through these types of things.

If I were to tell you what he is doing now...you probably wouldn't believe me.

As to date he is...

- A worldwide sought out inspirational speaker

- Completing his PHD

- Has tens of thousands of followers/supports


Now I have a quick question for you.

If he can do it, why can't you?

He's no different from us. I mean, he is a human being. He has flesh and blood like you and I.

What's different about him?

His philosophy. His thoughts. This is what he mastered.

He is most famous for saying "When you want to succeed as bad as you
want to breathe, then you'll be successful"
.

When you let that sink in for a second, see the live YouTube video here.


So...

Do you want it as bad as you want to breathe?

Hope that got your brain muscles working!

-Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author damiensuccess
    Thanks for informing us of Eric Thomas. An inspiring story that provide hope for anyone.
    No matter who you are, where your from. Hope is around the corner for those who want to find it bad enough. Especially if you have access to the internet and reading this forum.

    No denying that if you want it as much as you want to breath, you will be successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by damiensuccess View Post

      Thanks for informing us of Eric Thomas. An inspiring story that provide hope for anyone.
      No matter who you are, where your from. Hope is around the corner for those who want to find it bad enough. Especially if you have access to the internet and reading this forum.

      No denying that if you want it as much as you want to breath, you will be successful.
      Yes, its all about the desire. When you want something real bad, you think of WAYS to get things done even if you may not have the means at the moment. ET started from the bottom...

      It's a great story!

      -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    when you want to be successful as much as you want to breath ..

    good line it's not that i can't . i don't want his version of success ..

    what is your definition of success ..

    way to many people are chasing someone elses .. or given up on achieving that
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    I just love E.T

    Been watching him for 2 years every Monday.

    The only thing that looks strange with his message is that.

    He tells you that we wakes up every day to run X number of kilometers etc. But he is still fat

    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by C G View Post

      I just love E.T

      Been watching him for 2 years every Monday.

      The only thing that looks strange with his message is that.

      He tells you that we wakes up every day to run X number of kilometers etc. But he is still fat

      Cheers,

      C.G.
      he is not fat with as much muscle mass he has on his arms and chest

      there is a difference between being fat and being built big ..now he is built big and would probably be waddling around with quite a bit ..he is not overweight for being almost 50 with his build
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      • Profile picture of the author C G
        Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

        he is not fat with as much muscle mass he has on his arms and chest

        there is a difference between being fat and being built big ..now he is built big and would probably be waddling around with quite a bit ..he is not overweight for being almost 50 with his build
        Yes but you get my point. You don't brag about running constantly every morning with a body like that.

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        • Profile picture of the author Odahh
          Originally Posted by C G View Post

          Yes but you get my point. You don't brag about running constantly every morning with a body like that.

          Cheers,

          C.G.
          why not and what is wrong with his build ..or do you just assume everyone who runs every day should be thin .

          i have a body somewhat like that and jogging every day when i was 18 and in boot camp.. ended up doing damage to my knees i still have .. to have that build and still run every day with not physical trouble .

          it would take major ilness to make someone with that build skinny .
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    He rocks, absolutely rocks. Guys like ET help inspire me to go beyond my limits. Thanks!
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      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      He rocks, absolutely rocks. Guys like ET help inspire me to go beyond my limits. Thanks!

      Anytime Ryan!
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  • Profile picture of the author 89camaro
    This has truly inspired me. I can somewhat relate to what Thomas has been through and makes me realize that when you have been through these unfortunate events it makes you think about where you are now and what you can do to improve yourself and make life better. I'm glad to hear how successful he is now. It's just truly inspiring.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by 89camaro View Post

      This has truly inspired me. I can somewhat relate to what Thomas has been through and makes me realize that when you have been through these unfortunate events it makes you think about where you are now and what you can do to improve yourself and make life better. I'm glad to hear how successful he is now. It's just truly inspiring.

      Yeah, after listening to him for a bit I noticed that I don't have it too bad after all. Sometimes we think our lives suck and they might at first. But someone out there has it 100X worst then you and they are doing all they can to make it happen. So any obstacle you run into in your life could be beaten.

      It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.

      -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author Lurk
    He is one of the best motivational speakers of this generation. Also, this is one of the most powerful motivationals out there. I have it already stored on my computer.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by Lurk View Post

      He is one of the best motivational speakers of this generation. Also, this is one of the most powerful motivationals out there. I have it already stored on my computer.

      Yeap, he is def taking a step into the top speakers "zone"!
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i guess the running is paying off ..still having a hard time seeing the fat

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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i think me an cg are both correct ..as he goes over in the video i put up he use to try to eat a little of everything so it did add some weight ..so you will see it in the older videos ..but through cutting back and running he has taken it off ..

    so if you look at the older videos he will be overweight ..while it is corrected in the newer videos
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    Yea in his newer videos he is definitely more fit

    ....Thanks for posting about ET. He has definitely been my favorite since 2011, and I not only watch his TGIM (Thank God it's Monday) series, but I listen to his one of his audio messages everyday.

    It gets me pumped up and ready to start the day.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

      Yea in his newer videos he is definitely more fit

      ....Thanks for posting about ET. He has definitely been my favorite since 2011, and I not only watch his TGIM (Thank God it's Monday) series, but I listen to his one of his audio messages everyday.

      It gets me pumped up and ready to start the day.

      Same here man. I'm glad I have been lucky enough to hear most of his videos that are out and audio series.

      I'm surprised though, I haven't read his book yet.

      Have you? Any thoughts?

      -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    ET is really a great guy, I used to watch his videos at the beginning of each day and he really got me pumped to take action. He's a very passionate speaker and he really talks the talk and walks the walk.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by tvon View Post

      ET is really a great guy, I used to watch his videos at the beginning of each day and he really got me pumped to take action. He's a very passionate speaker and he really talks the talk and walks the walk.

      Yeah he is. I'm glad a ton of people know about him.
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      • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
        Originally Posted by OmarNegron View Post

        Yeah he is. I'm glad a ton of people know about him.

        His first book is inspiring. I really enjoyed it. I haven't got through his second book yet, but its more practical in pushing you to achieve a goal
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    Although wanting it bad is important I also love the TED talk about drive (action) being the #1 skill to being successful. It gets me to wondering – is wanting success bad more important than just doing what it takes? Is the desire for success more important than taking action?

    It seems far better to just do what it takes to be successful. Much less work.

    When I was learning to ride a bike I remember pushing through my fears of falling over, stretching to come back after defeat, and practicing hard. Now I realize all I had to do was simply just go ride the bike. Pay attention, listen to my body reacting, pedal – steer.

    Work smart, eh?

    Now. Hearing about how hard he had it and what I had to go through myself. Now that helps me a lot. Puts a lot of life’s problems in perspective real quick to hear about the hard knocks others have gone through and come out on top. Especially when they do it without whining or begging. Professional help is awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by tobyjensen View Post

      Although wanting it bad is important I also love the TED talk about drive (action) being the #1 skill to being successful. It gets me to wondering - is wanting success bad more important than just doing what it takes? Is the desire for success more important than taking action?

      It seems far better to just do what it takes to be successful. Much less work.

      When I was learning to ride a bike I remember pushing through my fears of falling over, stretching to come back after defeat, and practicing hard. Now I realize all I had to do was simply just go ride the bike. Pay attention, listen to my body reacting, pedal - steer.

      Work smart, eh?

      Now. Hearing about how hard he had it and what I had to go through myself. Now that helps me a lot. Puts a lot of life's problems in perspective real quick to hear about the hard knocks others have gone through and come out on top. Especially when they do it without whining or begging. Professional help is awesome!
      i find the success crowd ..tend to hang around the money and the work ..as a badge of honor ..

      there is a difference between successful people and most everyone else ..their work is their fun ..and they are not making money so they can stop working..they are making more money so they can have more fun doing what they do .

      this applies to people who are not millionaires and billionaires as well ..if you are an artist..and you travel around and do your art ..and it supports your travel and doing as much art .

      what do you want to do with the majority of your waking hours ..and can you find a way to making enough money doing it to not have to earn money another way .
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by tobyjensen View Post

      Although wanting it bad is important I also love the TED talk about drive (action) being the #1 skill to being successful. It gets me to wondering - is wanting success bad more important than just doing what it takes? Is the desire for success more important than taking action?

      It seems far better to just do what it takes to be successful. Much less work.

      When I was learning to ride a bike I remember pushing through my fears of falling over, stretching to come back after defeat, and practicing hard. Now I realize all I had to do was simply just go ride the bike. Pay attention, listen to my body reacting, pedal - steer.

      Work smart, eh?

      Now. Hearing about how hard he had it and what I had to go through myself. Now that helps me a lot. Puts a lot of life's problems in perspective real quick to hear about the hard knocks others have gone through and come out on top. Especially when they do it without whining or begging. Professional help is awesome!

      I really need to check out that TED talk. I actually found out about the TED confrences not to long ago but I am glad I was able to view them on youtube. They are awesome.

      I agree, nothing beats action. Because even if you mess up (which you will most likely at first), you learn from that. No action = no results.

      -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
    The Power Of Mind works wonder. He's perception of reality and success is unbelievable. Whatever happens and what ever your situation in life right now, if you want to get better you can. Don't lose the tenacity and your passion to achieve your goal, a simple everyday action can get you far.
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    Not trying to defend anyone but You can be 6 feet tall and 100 kilos or 220 lbs with 3 percent fat. So does this mean you are fat. Not at all. In fact this is as lean as you can get. 97 percent lean body mass. On the other hand you could be 6 feet and weighing 75 kilos and still have 25 kilos of fat or 33 percent. Does it mean your are fat? For a man by all means you will be considered fat. For Men carrying anything above 11 percent of body weight as fat is considered unhealthy and off course FAT. So there you have it If E.T is carrying much of his weight on his arms and chest then he is healthy. Weight around the mid-section is a different matter altogether.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Most of the time people always get what they want or see the most results when they are the most hungry for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by cyberzolo View Post

      Most of the time people always get what they want or see the most results when they are the most hungry for it.

      Yes! Les brown also talks about Hunger a lot in his talks. Amazing man.
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  • Profile picture of the author IvoryPulse
    Very inspirational. I hadn't heard of him till I read this. Just what I needed after a long day at work!
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  • Profile picture of the author seopnc
    Nice post !!!

    In my opinion Hard work and patience are the best keys for success.

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author dgui123451
    My secret to success is having a plan, knowing where you want to go, remaining positive in your thinking, and keeping the right folks around you.
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