FAITH & IMAGINATION | Steve Harvey Motivational Speech 2019


Now Albert Einstein had a quote. He said “Imagination
is everything. It’s the preview to life’s coming attractions.” This is important information.
The biggest thing that always troubled me was my imagination. ‘Cause it was so big when
I was a kid, you know, I grew up poor, but I was always imagining stuff. You know, my
mama, once a month, would buy a travel magazine at the grocery store. My father used be so
pissed off. “Bill, why we spending this money? “We ain’t got –” We were poor. She said,
“Slick, we ain’t got no money to take this boy nowhere.”But if he can look in these magazines,
“maybe one day it’ll cause him to wanna travel.” I been to so many countries around the world
’cause of that magazine. I just wanted to go see stuff. My mama had enough sense to
plant that seed in me. It’s like at Christmas time, we used to get in the car and my daddy
used to take us to the suburbs so we could see the lights. And, you know, we just drove
around the lights and I was amazed at the suburbs ’cause I would see these big houses
with horseshoe driveways where you drove in and came out the other side. So I told my
daddy one time, we’re riding, I said, “Daddy, why don’t we get one of them houses?” He said,
“Boy, I ain’t got no money for that “but that’s what I’m bringing you out here for.” He said,
“One day, you’ll be able “to get one of them houses.” Let me explain something to you.
Because of that right there, I’ve probably had in my lifetime now about 11 homes. I got
four now in different states. Every house I own got a horseshoe driveway on it. When
they was living, they told me one time, they were sitting up watching TV, my daddy looked
at my mom and said, “Bill.” He called my mama Bill. He said, “Can you believe “that this
little boy we had on TV?” She said, “Slick, I can’t believe this.” I used to send my daddy
$5,000 a week. You know, when I first got on TV, I was making $55,000 a week so I sent
my mom and him $5,000 a week. When I got into Kings of Comedy, my father was still living.
I showed my daddy one time how much money I made. He said, “Boy, it’d take me four years
“to make this kinda money.” So I was able to give them something with my life. So before
my mama and them left this world, I could give ’em something. I bought ’em everything,
man: houses, cars, furniture. I bought ’em everything I could think. I tried. And you
know what’s crazy, man? I’m 62 years old. I still want them be proud of me. I still
hope that they in heaven watching me. And they see me turn into somebody. That’s all
I ever wanted. It was in my imagination to take care of them. You just gotta believe
that. You just gotta believe, man. Don’t ever give up. Faith is the substance of things
hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. All faith is really, the substance of it is
just what you hope for. That’s all faith is, it’s just real hard hoping. Remember when
you was little and you’d say “I hope I get a bike for Christmas”? And you went out there
one year and the bike was under the tree? You remember when you said you hoped you’d
graduate? And you messed around and got a diploma? Then you remember when you said you
hoped you’d get a job? And you messed around and you got a job? Huh? At one point in time
the older you get this got to start clicking in, that faith is really the substance of
things hoped for. That if you hoped hard enough one day you ought to get smart and turn all
that hoping into belief. And what is belief? Nothing but faith. And what is faith? Faith
is the belief in things that you cannot see. See this what the part you gotta get. The
evidence of things not seen. Remember I told you that imagination is everything? It’s the
preview to life’s coming attractions? Now let me tell you the problem with your imagination.
The problem with your imagination is you tell it to the wrong people. If you want to kill
a big dream tell it to a small minded person. You went and you shared it with you family
and friends. And you know what they did? They shot it down. You know why they shot it down?
Cause they couldn’t see it. See your mom and them, your cousin them, your friends, they
don’t know. See you got to be careful when you share your imagination with small minded
people. Nobody else can see your imagination but you.


100 Responses

  1. The Outcome

    June 22, 2019 1:02 pm

    Part 1 here :
    Part 3 here :
    Part 4 here :
    Part 5 (NEWEST) here :

    "If you want to kill a BIG DREAM, tell it to a SMALL-MINDED person." – Steve Harvey. What part did you guys like the best? Let me know in the comments! Keep grinding, and your dream is on the way!

  2. Lystra Alexander

    July 8, 2019 10:10 am

    That's me, imagination is going to help me achieve my goals…it may seemed impossible to people but those people aren't in my dream if you're not part of it..

    You may never know who you are talking to now… better treat me good now!! Am destined for greatness…


    July 9, 2019 2:55 am

    I never looked at it that way until now. This explains why I don't share my dreams and life goals to my family anymore.

  4. MrCharlietoma

    July 11, 2019 5:27 pm

    2:25 so touching, i hope one day ill will become a professionel fighter or in some way give back, give my family everything !

  5. Love September

    July 13, 2019 7:43 pm

    I have so much respect to this man. One day I will say it to him in real life. I believe it.

  6. Carrera Porsche

    July 17, 2019 2:12 pm

    Steve Jobs and Steve Harvey, two Steves, but with VERY BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN family values. Much respect to Steve Harvey for valuing his family (parents)

  7. Esa Shaheed

    July 17, 2019 5:32 pm

    I'm a music producer and all I want Is to put my parents in a mansion because we poor and even tho we are they try their best to get me anything I wanted growing up, and I'm 20 now and recently quit my job trying to make it big in a country where there's no big musician since eddy grant and I don't know if I'll ever make it.

  8. obert leo

    July 18, 2019 12:06 am

    😭😭😭wow this really uplifted my spirit was really down…thank you Harvey I'm inspired

  9. Norman Hunter

    July 18, 2019 12:26 am


  10. Mars Green

    July 20, 2019 4:49 pm

    OK, Steve how about doing something for the rest of the world. You are funny but are just a run of the mill "very self absorbed".

  11. devils joker

    July 22, 2019 4:15 pm

    Will you plz tell me to overcome lethargic schedule because I want to wake up early at morning to do some fitness related activities plz help me

  12. Ethan irwin

    July 25, 2019 7:33 am

    My name is ethan Irwin and I want to be a filmmaker,actor,director and I have always wanted to be what I was promised one day to make a difference to make some change in people and me as well I was bullied through elementary through junior high school people been using me and name insults keeping me to get to my imagination while I make people smile and laugh it wasn't till high school I had a film class something sparked my unbeliveable imagination and my faith in something like that I can create with a lot of my imagination and faith and I have a friend who saw that and he made me do what I want to do is to show myself to the world and he saved me from people who doubted me and when I made my 2nd film people was laughing and touched and I decided that this is something I actually want so I keep making films getting new ideas and letting my imagination free and making me sure that this will be something that no one has seen before and I made so far 18 short videos and I get a lot of support now with my imagination screaming at me I knew let's keep going so thank you for this motivational video and I promise that I will never quit and give up and I will put everything that I love doing into faith I love all you have a nice night or morning

  13. Sunny shah

    July 25, 2019 11:10 pm

    Whatever you want in life, no one is going to give it to you, you have to go out there in the world, and get it yourself!

  14. Matt S

    July 29, 2019 12:35 pm

    Of things HOPED for
    And the EVIDENCE
    Of things not SEEN

    All FAITH is really
    The substance of it is just what you hope for.
    Thats all FAITH is. Its just REAL HARD HOPING.

    At one point in time, the older you get
    This got to start clicking in.

    Faith is really the substance of things hoped for
    That is if you hope hard enough

    One day you ought to get smart and turn all that hoping into BELIEF.

    And what is BELIEF?

    And what is FAITH?
    FAITH is the BELIEF in things
    that you cannot SEE.

    See this is the part that you have got to get.

    The EVIDENCE of things not SEEN.

    Remember I told you that IMAGINATION is EVERYTHING?

    Its the preview to lifes coming attractions?

    Now let me tell you the problem with your imagination.

    The problem with your imagination is you tell it to the wrong people.

    If you want to kill a big dream
    Tell it to a small minded person.

    You told it to your family and friends
    And you know what they did?
    They shot it down
    You know why they shot it down?
    Cause they couldnt see it.

    Be careful with sharing your IMAGINATION with small minded people.

    Because nobody can see your IMAGINATION but YOU.

    Steve Harvey
    Hebrews 11:1

    Reread this again. Slower this time

  15. NJ

    July 29, 2019 4:17 pm

    Thats all i would ever want to do, is to give back to my parents before its too late. I'm basically unemployed at this moment and my parents are in their late 60s. I hope I have faith to achieve my dreams and eventually give back to my mom and dad before its too late. I pray for the rest of us here suffering that our lives will be alright and we will get through the darkest hours just as I am going through one of the worst times of my life at 31 now. Thank you for this video.

  16. Crystal

    July 29, 2019 9:44 pm

    Thank you, Steve…I just came upon this site & know it was no accident, Thank you Jesus! I need to hear this! God WILL continue to Bless you as you share what we all need most…HOPE & His LOVE….

  17. igo0di

    July 29, 2019 10:43 pm

    I want to share something. I've always thought big and wanted to achieve big success in life since I was a kid. Told it to my family over and over and they told me to act normal and think normal and that it is not realistic. And even though I tried to not care it got to me because we got in a discussion every day and they talked doubt into me. After years and years of almost daily giving me reasons why it doesn't make sense I notice I am watching my words, I notice I changed the way I think. They made me doubt myself and also lower my goals and dreams because the others wouldn't be that realistic. It is really bothering me and I still want to achieve greatness but I stopped believing in myself because I'm thinking why can I do this huge thing if everyone tells me I can't and I'm so young, I'm 20. I got talked out of so many business thing I wanted to do. My family tells me I should get a safe secure job. I am very desperate. Please help me by giving some advice so I can give meaning to my life again and go back to becoming that boy with the big dreams and believing in it with everything that he's got. I need this.

  18. Tumi M

    July 30, 2019 9:50 am

    So sad and unfortunate that those we share our dreams with are usually our loved ones or close friends but all they do is shoot those dreams down.

  19. HeatherG 3003

    July 31, 2019 1:02 am

    NEVER GIVE UP! Way too many haters out there. When other people see people making changes for the better and following theirs hearts desire/dream/calling the can't take it. Don't ever listen to those people.
    Don't believe what they say.
    Follow the voice/power/strength within. It is the only truth there is. I'm making my dreams come true, and I'm not afraid to aim high as fuck!!! YOU CAN DO IT! I BELIEVE IN YOU TOO!!!!! 1❤

  20. Robert Lee, Countertenor

    July 31, 2019 12:42 pm

    Because of Steve Harvey I started listening to Neville Goddard
    Thank u Steve
    And tonight I'm gonna be on the Apollo

  21. Benjamin Fraser

    August 1, 2019 12:28 am

    Truth and I know it's the truth because I recantly moved to California from New Jersey with about 500 bucks on me. Everyone said I wouldn't last or I'd end up back home with my parents shit my parents didn't even say good luck. 3 weeks being here I have an over night job and going to collage to work on airplanes. Use the doubt of others as your motivation and do what it takes to get where you want. I did it why can't you, truth is everyone can do it just don't have the faith and power in them to do so because they are small minded they are comfortable. Truth is don't chase your dream follow your dreams and 1 day it'll happen. I did it, why can't you

  22. ephiebearTV

    August 1, 2019 1:40 pm

    I’m 46 years old, crying at all my lost dreams..trying to get ready for work at a job that sucks the life out of me. I’m so far away from my dreams and so far away from who I was. Life has been hard and I’m struggling. I’m running out of steam. But I still hope.. I hope…

  23. Amber Parker

    August 1, 2019 9:07 pm

    Anybody that thinks they are good enough to hate on Steve Harvey are STRAIGHT UP NOTHING BUT JEALOUS ASS HATERS.. PERIOD! 💯

  24. Robert Horizon

    August 2, 2019 7:26 pm

    My tears started dropping off when i heard Steve saying "I tried". And the rest of this video, my tears never stops rolling. Thank you for making me cry, I really needed this moment to feel the faith and the hope.

  25. 0510wa

    August 6, 2019 5:51 pm

    Steve i cried mahn, u was able to buy your family everything, i hope the creator has a place for u in heaven.

  26. Guerlandie World

    August 7, 2019 1:38 am

    Steve Harvey really is inspiring me he gives me so much hope in this short life one day amen

  27. T E D Woghiren

    August 10, 2019 1:11 pm

    Once an ex girlfriend asked me to stop sending money to my mum and dad because they are not my responsibility. I won't be here today if it wasn't for them. Always give thanks no matter how little.

  28. King Kei Leung

    August 11, 2019 6:23 am

    Thinking of the hard times I’ve had, I’m crying. That’s just super inspiring and encouraging!!!!!!

  29. Sarah Anderson

    August 22, 2019 8:15 am

    I told my parents I want to be a real estate attorney and they said I shouldn’t do it because it’s a dying profession I get what there saying but I don’t want to give up my dream what should I do?

  30. Clayton Medley

    August 23, 2019 10:16 pm

    But, there’s a problem with what you said, Steve. There’s a problem with everything you said. Do you know what that scripture in Hebrews that you quoted means? Do you know why Paul said “Faith is the evidence of things unseen?” Do you not know that he was talking about God and Heaven? Do you not know that he was talking about Jesus who it already ascended? Come on, Steve. I thought you were a Christian. All you talked about in this speech was getting money and getting houses and getting cars and going all around the world because your mom about you magazines. What in the world are you talking about? The Bible says “What does a man profit if he gains the whole world and lose his soul?“ The Bible says “man cannot serve both God and Mammon.“ The Bible says “It is easier for a rich man to pass through the eye of a needle than to enter heaven.“ i’m not saying that it is wrong to have some things or to even have some money. I am saying that all you were talking about is gaining staff. We have so much more to gain, Steve. We have eternal life to gain! We have eternity with Jesus to gain! That is so much better than anything or even everything you could have in this world!

  31. Rochelle Pratt

    August 27, 2019 4:11 am

    I love you so much Mr. Steve Harvey I wish I could find my Gift and I'm 54.  My Mother shot my dream  down  way down as a very young child.

  32. Philip Kaps

    September 1, 2019 1:25 pm

    Nice video but, i am not trying to be negative just thought something was funny, the part where he goes "what is Belief? Nothing but Faith. And what is Faith? Faith is the Belief in things… " sooo Faith is the Faith ?


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