“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.” - Saint Teresa of Avila
Do you demand more of yourself than others do?
“A determined soul will do more with a rusty wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.” - Rupert Hughes
What are you doing with the tools in your tool box?
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” - Confucius
What is driving you toward your destiny?
“A creative person is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” - Ayn Rand
Are you focused on being the best you that you can be?
Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream of some sort which represents his soul.
In the long light of eternity this seed of the future is all that matters!
We must find this seed no matter how small it is; we must give it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the water of encouragement.
We must learn to deal with people as they are – not as we wish them to be.
We must study the moral values which shape our thinking, arouse our emotions, and guide our conduct.
We must get acquainted with our inner stream and find out what’s going on in our heads and hearts.
We must put an end to blind, instinctive, sensory thoughts and feelings.
We must take time to be human.
Colby Dorr Dam
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe
What are you waiting for?
"There is no luck except where there is discipline." - Irish Proverb
Are you disciplined enough to make your own luck?
“Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative. There’s a big difference between the two.” - Marc Chernoff
Are you able to overcome the negative aspects occurring in your life?
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, your life, your strength. Give thanks for your food and the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
What are you thankful for?
“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”
Do you suffer in silence or constantly remind others of your misfortune?
“To be a leader, you must stand for something, or you will fall for anything.”
What are the principles you would be willing to die for?
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.