Damn it in ROTC My teachers showed me a video you are watching and I was so motivated to do more in life and not waste time. So I looked it up on YouTube and downloaded it here and uploaded it again. I hope that some of you will be affected.
I have neither speech nor music (band: Explosions in the sky)
Eric Thomas is a motivational speaker, author, activist and minister. Here’s a great speech he gave to a group of students about the secrets of success.
There was a young man who wanted to make a lot of money and so he went to this guru, right. And he told the guru that you know I want to be on the same level that you are at, and the guru said if you want to be on the same level that I am on, I will meet you on the beach tomorrow ,
So the young man came there at 4 a.m. he’s already rocking n ‘roll. Put on a suit, should wear shorts. The old man takes his hand and says: How bad do you want to be successful? He said: “Really bad”. He said: Go out into the water. So he goes out into the water. Look at that. When he walks out to the water, he goes waist deep and goes crazy like this guy.
I want to make money and he made me swim here. I didn’t ask to become a lifeguard. I want to make money that he put me in – so he said get a little further – went a little further – then he had it right around that area – the shoulder area – so this old man was crazy – he was making money, but he’s crazy. So he said, come out a little bit – come out a little bit, it was right in front of his mouth – my husband, I won’t go back, this guy is crazy. And the old man said, “I thought you said you wanted to be successful?” He said, “I will.” He said, “Then go a little further.” He came, bowed his head, held him down, held him down, my husband (continued to scratch) held him down, he let him down, just before my husband wanted to pass out, he picked him up. He said, “I have a question for you.” He said to the boy, “If you want to be as bad as you want to breathe, you will be successful.”
I don’t know how many of you have asthma today. If you’ve ever had an asthma attack before you were out of breath, difficulty breathing is the only thing you try to do to get some air. You are not interested in no basketball game, you are not interested in TV, you are not interested in someone who calls you, you are not interested in a party. The only thing that interests you when trying to breathe is to get some fresh air. That’s it! And if you get to the point where you just want to be successful, as badly as you want to breathe, you will be successful. And I’m here to tell you number one, most of you say you want success, but you don’t want it bad, you just want it somehow. You don’t want it bad when you want to celebrate. You don’t want it as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want as much success as you want to sleep. Some of you have lost more sleep than success. And I’m here today to tell you that if you want to be successful you have to be ready to give up sleep. You have to be ready to work with 3 hours of sleep – 2 hours of sleep if you really want to be successful. One day you will have to stay up 3 days in a row. Because when you go to sleep, you may miss the opportunity to be successful. You have to be that bad (inaudible).
You have to go days without – LISTEN TO ME! You have to want to be so bad that you forget to eat. Mine said that when she was on the set doing her thang three days had passed and she forgot that she was eating nothing. Because she was engaged. I never forget, I went, 50 cents made his film, I did a little research on 50 and 50 said: If he didn’t make the film, he would make the soundtrack. And they said, “When are you sleeping?” 50 and 50 said, “Sleep, sleep is for people who are broke. I don’t sleep.” You see, I had the opportunity to make my dream come true. Don’t cry to stop. You are already in pain, you have already been hurt. Get a reward. Don’t go to sleep until you succeed. Listen to me, I am here today to tell you that you can come here and jump up – you can freak out and you can be excited when we give money away, but listen to me, you will never be successful, I have to don’t give you a cent if you (). You won’t be successful until you say I don’t need the money because I brought it in here.
Only the strong Survive. ,