You can’t defeat me.

I would love to tell you on the road to success, everything is going to work out. 

It’s going to be a dog fight. 

On the road to success, I lost five Aunts to cancer. In the midst of my business, I had to go to funerals and I had to get on planes, I had to raise money.

It’s a dog fight. 

I had cousins shot in stores execution style, shot in the back of the head twice. 

It’s a dog fight. 

Three years ago my wife found seven lesions on her brain. 

It’s a dog fight. 

It hasn’t been easy. It hasn’t been a paved road, telling me the way. It’s been rough, it’s been crooked, it’s been hard.

But I made up my mind that I will get a reward for the pain that I go through.

I will not stop, I will not be defeated, I will not be destroyed. I will take everything that happens in my life and I will allow the pain to push me to greatness. 

You will not break me, you will not stop me, you will not defeat me. The only way I lose, is if I quit.

It’s going to be a dog fight.

So, if you’re ready to quit, don’t get started. If you’re looking for this easy path, then don’t get started. If you think no one will close the door on you and say no a million times, don’t get started. 

But every time they close the door I just get excited because I am not a no, I’m one yes away. 

I’m one yes away. 

You can’t keep telling me no forever. You can’t keep denying me forever. 

This type of energy, this type of passion, you can’t stop it. 

You can contain it for a while but this is life. You can’t defeat me. You don’t have enough power, you don’t have enough energy, you don’t have enough strength to stop this. 

Hate does not have enough energy to destroy love. 

You cannot destroy this. 

Its going to be a dog fight.

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas, Ph.D., is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor, and Audie Awards Finalist. ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative, common-sense approach to living a successful, satisfying professional and personal life.