The Words That Keep Me Going

I thought you said you want to be successful?

He said, “I Do.”

He said, “When you want to succeed, as bad you want to breath, than you will be successful.”

I don’t know how many of y’all have asthma here today, but if you ever had an asthma attack before. You short of breath, you wheezy (gasp). The only thing you trying to do, is get some air. You don’t care about no basketball game. You don’t care what’s on TV. You don’t care about nobody calling you. You don’t care about a party. The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get some fresh air, THAT’S IT! And when you get to the point, where all you want to do is be successful, as bad as you want to breathe, than you’ll be successful.
I’m here to tell you number 1, that 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 want to party. You don’t want is as much as you want to be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep. Some of you love sleep more than you love success.

And I’m here to tell you today, if you’re going to be successful you’ve gotta be willing to give up SLEEP!”

music: Gramatik – No Shortcuts Intro

speech: Eric Thomas (aka Hip Hop Preacher)


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