Eric Thomas | The Darkest Point ( Eric Thomas Motivation )

I went to the Provost that hired me
And said sir, it’s crazy in here. May I have your permission to leave?
He said you don’t have my permission to leave
Don’t you think I could have just turned a 2-week resignation in and left?
But just because it’s hell don’t mean I gotta treat it like his ale I gotta go back
She didn’t hire me so I don’t have a right to lead because she don’t want me there
She didn’t hire me in the first place
So I went on her honour and dignity
I went to the person that hired me and said I can’t take this kind of stuff
He said but the students need you and don’t you know, this is what they won’t they want you to be gone
So that’s what we’re gonna do you come back to me at 365 days
If you want to quit then you can quit but I’m gonna give you your office up the street
Still in the same department, but we’re gonna put you at the end
You ain’t got us here every day and I’m gonna give you a couple of dollars to get you some
What do they call it?
grass system CJ
Cannon we won’t get you a couple people that you can work with and we had the students and every was doing our thing and
She kept turning it up and 365 days later. I
Went to the Provost said sir. You told me to come back 365 days later to give you a report now
Have your permission to leave please?
He said you’re free to go
And I left Michigan State University with the permission of the person that hired me and
A couple weeks later the YouTube “when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe” blew up
He told the guy he said when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful
Listen to me very closely
It didn’t listen to me. You better hear me. You better hear me closely
We put it up on YouTube a long time ago and we never put it first and foremost Ken
Nelson who taped it. He only did it because he needed be wrong for his thesis
I didn’t even know I didn’t even know what I didn’t we didn’t know about no videos
It was the only video we had ever done that we mic’d up
We never mic’d up for any videos Ken did it and I asked Ken how did the presentation go
He said I never used it. I
Said kid, where is it? He said I got it. We said okay
our boy Chris Powell Chris Powell took it put some music to it and we only put it up because the
VHS in the cassette like you couldn’t so we put it on YouTube to store it
So we wanted to show students we could just push the button they can see it
But because I value the job that was a living hell
Because I valued and that was the darkest point of my life ask cj that was a darkest point
I used to come to work with the lights off. I
Only turn them up when the student came in as soon as they left I turned the lights off Fergie got me through it
The artist Fergie got me through it
Somebody got it help me because it was so long ago big girls. Don’t cry
Yeah, that’s it can you fight and see if you can find that one for me big girls
Don’t cry I listen to it every day all day
Every day all day. That’s all I listen to. I know you thought I was gonna say Kirk Franklin
What the people say stunt?
What your mama say? It’s done, but your granny said I wouldn’t no no Kirk Franklin
I wouldn’t know. I’m from Detroit. I wasn’t on the Clark Sisters
Fergie got me through it and I believe Fergie got me through it because Fergie was on heroin
Or meth and she got over it
and so I felt the spirit of Fergie’s saying you’re gonna get through this I felt it and
Immediately after we left it’s over. I said I saw how you valued the job when you didn’t really want to be there. I
Saw how you value you? I saw you value my kids. I saw how you value my babies
I saw how you put them first because you were faithful over few
I’m about to get a world to you. Now. I saw you you were faithful
And you was faithful
So now when you go on YouTube and say I’m coming to a Atlanta however many seats there are they are all gunna be taken
I see you’ve been faithful over few
Because you didn’t like homegirl after the third year you left her anyone to the next one and that
One didn’t work two years later you and got you another woman like it’s like a pair of j’s
You own your 23rd?
You 23 now
And you wonder why you can’t get a healthy because when you don’t value something it affects the way you deal with it
And I still valued that job even though I hated the job
And right after we left when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe it blew up multiple times and the dude
That blew it up Giovanni my boy Giovanni. He used it to get an NFL and somebody stole it
They stole it and put it up online without his permission and they blew that one blew up
I shoulda took my shirt off when I did it
It probably wouldn’t got no hits
Giovanni on the beach like
By I heal and I had about 2% body fat at the time
Muscles everywhere. He cat it when you want to succeed. I
was like I want to know the algorithms on this one if
400 million people watched it. Probably three hundred fifty five females. Watch this right my man chest
I hate to understand
I was just in the background there’s a guru and he told the Guru, you know
I want to build the same level you are and so the Guru said if you want to be on the same level I’m all
I’ll meet you tomorrow at the beach
People got to the end of the video was like I went home to do that day, what was the voice
Yeah, the Boise guy who was that
People start looking it up and I blew up cuz it dude took off his shirt to get in the NFL and he never made
It to the NFL
God by God
And so because you wondering why you praying and I’d be an answered your prayers have been answered what you value is what you get
I’m gonna need you to be real some of the stuff is going to hurt today, but it’s okay
One of the things I’m starting to realize is there’s a small group of people that’s really living the American dream
But I selling you some good information they’re not showing you how to execute on those
All I’m saying is as we move forward we can’t help certain thing, but we’re not going to sabotage ourselves
I’m going to show you why they execute and why you don’t
But more of us could be living whatever life we want
But what they didn’t show you is how you were supposed to do that
But I want y’all to start doing for me is having dreams and they give me a couple nightmares to go with you drink
real I just want you to make up in your mind like this can happen not because I want you to be spooked out but
I don’t want you to get hit and you like I didn’t prepare for that

70 thoughts on “Eric Thomas | The Darkest Point ( Eric Thomas Motivation )

  1. During your Darkest Hour just remember that Dawn is Next on the Horizon.

    What was your Darkest Moment? What did You do to make it through?

  2. I made it through E by hoping that my future would be better than my past

  3. Isnโ€™t this the same video as โ€œfaithfull over fewโ€ or am I trippin?

  4. My girl recently just broke up with me she caught feelings for someone else and it happen out of no where i still fill that pain because it a happened a couple days but right now all im doing is praying that i get better as a persona and continue to heal because my life i aint over im still breathing and blessed to see another day and i trust that the lord will let my pain fade away

  5. Wow, my current sermon series at church is on integrity, honour & reverence.. ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ This is completely in line & right on time..! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿ’ฅ – @Acharich

  6. This Video wasn't long enough, but I value every bit of the substance provided for me. Through the Darkest Days I wise rise on top. To the 1% Club we Go

  7. No! You donโ€™t have the permission to leave! The students need you!

    I donโ€™t know who is reading but somebody needs you, so No! You donโ€™t have the permission to quit!

  8. I thought for sure ET was gonna say "Glamorous" by Fergie. Shoutout to Fergalicious for helping my Dude EriC Out! 2:44

  9. Amazing, wasn't expecting to hear about Fergie and "Big Girls Don't Cry" on starting this video!

  10. I'm so glad ET reloaded this video, I've been trying to find this one again. Very inspirational piece!

  11. I keep getting to this point, & I do realize you've been on point since day "1"! Now I need to get on point. And YES even this video topic applies to a heathen like me. Thanks again for continuing to inspire & motivate from the heart!

  12. When God is in something you can tell and you can truly feel it! Im only 24 but I know that the Lord is leading my brother. There are many in a dark place right now and hearing this may just spark the faith or hope that is needed to make it through. Brother E.T. please continue to lead by example while showing us young black men that we have no excuses and that it's all in us to make things happen for ourselves. #increaselove #decreasehate

  13. Took me way back thank you for the push on my dark hours. God bless you and you're family

  14. That's an incredible backstory on the video that brought so many of us to ET! Proud of your success!

  15. Who went to YouTube and listened to โ€œbig girls donโ€™t cry โ€œ ๐Ÿ˜€โœ‹๐Ÿพ

  16. Once E starts talking about values and honor, you know it's bout to be fire!!!!

  17. Eric you have been getting me through so much for the last 4 years, baseball player here, and injury after injury, setback after setback, I always come to your videos for help to cope with everything around me that is going on. You help push me through it all and keep me motivated enough to not just give up but push past the dark times in order to see the light. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™

  18. I did what you said… I got up early 330am started praying for my son. Went to Wednesday night prayer meeting and prayed for him. He was killed on Thursday. God didnt make a mistake. I asked God to cover him. And now he's gone. Thomas Scott Aingel Edwards Jr.
    27 years old. My first born. It hurts. I'm trying to find peace and except this pain.

  19. I listen to you every morning since Jan18, 2018. your discipline that I have wanted al my life has allowed me to be apart of the 5am club for last 7 months. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  20. Thank you so much!!I really needed to hear this this morning..just last night i had a dream i was this morning i woke up said i need to listen to some E.T.I know now that was God showing me, i need to appreciate what i have now, before he can take me to the next level..

  21. Whenever I feel like giving up I just go to YouTube and watch ET motivations,they give me a go ahead button…ET should visit south Africa some day I wouldn't miss the opportunity to watch him motivate live

  22. God truly works through other people to help you out, thanks God for ET, youโ€™ve helped me a lot during my dark times and the motivations you give me!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜‡Thank you!

  23. lol , I so found you off of the stolen hot body video the same year it was uploaded hahaha. But, I've also got you on repeat on my youtube playlists, got the audible book, got the mixtapes, and got to see you do your thing front row when you were touring Sydney in 2014. So I came for the looks, but stayed because of heart !

  24. It blew up i follow you religiously you litterally created thee most amazing stuff ever.

  25. In the darkest point, we grow the most ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  26. My mom always plays since I was like 12 Iโ€™m 15 still listening ๐Ÿ’ฏ Iโ€™m doing a test rn so I needed the motivation ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  27. If you're reading this, you're on the right path. Keep pushing forward and NEVER give up.

  28. ET your take on discipline has literally changed my life brother!

  29. E T just i want you nwo
    that i listen to your videos in the day more than 4 hour in the day and some day i sleep when i listen to you and get up the next day and see the headphone still work i ready to listen to you all my life
    one of my dream see you โคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค

  30. Thanks ET, your words of wisdom are helping me get through Grad SchoolโœŠ๐Ÿพ much respect ๐Ÿ™

  31. This really did something for my faith like you wouldnโ€™t believe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  32. I absolutely love this! Love the story. Love how ET's dedication and persistence lead him to greatness

  33. My darkest moment was when i had brain surgery at 16 and i spent 34 days in the ICU and 3 months in the hospital…I was behind in every class, but I made It through. And It was because every day in the hospital I watched any ET video I could find on my mom's phone. Not many people could cheer me up then,but It lit a fire within me. All i was thinking was " dont cry to give up,cry to keep going"

  34. Thatโ€™s what I am taking about, you kept pushing after enduring so much turbulence

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