“Learn avidly. Question it repeatedly. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learned into practice intelligently.” - Confucius
How has your learning brought you to where you are?
“The secret to reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
How willing are you to take a chance on your fears?
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” - Mary Tyler Moore
What do you use to practice being brave?
“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is the man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.” - Achilles
How do you show others what is in your heart?
“Strive to be a person who is never absent from an important act.” - Osage Proverb
How are you able to step up and help when others need you?
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.” - Julius Caesar
How often do you taste death during your life?
“The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.” - Eckhart Tolle
How are you mitigating your pain by observing your surroundings?
“The gods envy us. They envy us because we are mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed.” - Achilles
How do you appreciate the beauty around you?
“Love yourself; get outside yourself and take action…focus on the solution; be at peace.” - Lakota Proverb
How does your love for self, lead you to focus on solutions?
“Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through, the grit begins to grow in you.” - Travis Bradberry
How are your habits allowing grit to grow in you?
“The soul would have no rainbows if the eyes had no tears.” - Pawnee Proverb
Where do your tears lead you?
Author & Motivational Speaker
Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.