Pain is temporary, at the end of pain is SUCCESS.

If you are finding things tough spend just 3 minutes listening to this motivational speech.

Eric Thomas, aka The Hip Hop Preacher, is the man who made this speech, if you liked the clip above and want to watch the whole “secret to sucess” presentation, check it out below…

This is the key part…

Listen to me. PAIN IS TEMPORARY! It may last for a minute, or an hour, or a day, or even a year. But eventually it will subside and something else will take it’s place. If I quit however, it will last forever.

I dare you to take a little pain. I dare you. I dare you not to go home. Somebody said “I feel bad, I’m gonna go home.” Go through it. Your not going to die! At the end of pain is success. Your not gonna die because you’re feeling a little pain. I’m not eating like I eat at home. That’s why you’re going to go to the next level, because if you ate like you ate at home, you’re going to remain a boy or a girl. Its time to become men and women.

But I’m exactly where I want to be because I got to commit my entire being to this thing. I got to breath it, sleep it, eat it. Until you get there, you’ll never be successful in life. But once you get there, I guarantee you the world is yours. So work hard and you can have whatever it is that you want.

Inspiring stuff, well worth 14 minutes of your life. Now tell me that you can’t lose weight, build muscle or whatever your fitness goal is.


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  • Rosa Michelle

    People who end up leaving something because of the pain can never realize the benefits the pain can reap.

    • Julian Hearn

      Well said!

  • Alex

    Can someone email how to download this speech for my iphone if its possible. Thank you.

  • HippieComplex

    First of all, pain that lasts more than a few months is not temporary. It’s chronic. I refuse to believe pain is temporary when it lasts so long. Some people say “it’s all in your head” when in reality it’s not in your head it’s physical and it’s there to stay. Someone who has not dealt with chronic pain obviously created this mantra of it all being in your head. STFU!

    • Douglas G

      He’s not talking about physical pain my friend. It’s relating to the pain of striving for what we want. Thinking it’s to hard (too painful), that we give up. This is not to be taken word for word literally.

    • Steve Mcke.

      He’s saying if u want to succeed well then u will get up and grabb success so u STFU!!!

      • HippieComplex

        I hope you learn to communicate in a more adult manner. Saying “so u STFU!!!” is a very childish way to do so. Please learn manners and come back to the internet when you are properly able to implement them.

        • TY

          U are the one who said STFU first… LOL?

          • HippieComplex

            I guess I did but I was saying that to who wrote the article, not Steve Mck. initially.

  • Jay

    Success, which can also be temporary ;)

  • Jakub

    It’s not only about the fitness. Eric Thomas helped me through my entire life, by learning that if I believe in something, I can do it. If I want something, I have to go and take it. Through pain, through hard times, I was going forward, without stopping, to reach my goal.

  • BK

    Saw this video at Youtube … it’s truly inspirational.

  • Breadmaker Judy

    this is the thing that got me to start running every day/ get out of my depression. its good stuff. Always a good thing to randomly hear on the ipod on a long run to remind yourself why you are doing what you do.

    • Julian Hearn

      Nice to hear that Judy, we all need a bit of reminding from time to time.

  • Jurassic Carl

    “Pain is temporary” is a very useful and adaptable version of the age-old “this too shall pass” and other statements regarding the ephemeral nature of a lot of things in life. “I dare you to take a little pain!” is a great kick in the a** on some days, as well.

    I think it is especially important to continually try to remain patient and not resort to anger in the face of suffering. Reasons for happiness are generally rarer than reasons for suffering or pain.

    Another quote I find useful is cited by the Dalai Lama in his ‘Healing Anger’ book. I believe that it comes from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life”

    “Whatever befalls me I shall not disturb my mental joy;For having been made unhappy,
    I shall not accomplish what I wish
    And my virtues will decline.”

    I’ve had my share of pain in life, but I do my best to endure it. Some success does occasionally happen, but it is always a struggle. I’m sure it is for many.