By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
Can circumvent, or hinder, or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul.
Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great;
All things give way before it soon or late.
What obstacle can stay the mighty force
Of the sea-seeking river in its course,
Or cause the ascending orb of day to wait?
Each well-born soul must win what it deserves.
Let the fool prate of luck.
The fortunate is he whose earnest purpose never swerves
Whose slightest action or inaction serves
The one great aim.
“When jarred, unavoidably, by circumstance revert at once to yourself and don’t lose the rhythm more than you can help. You’ll have a better grasp of harmony if you keep going back to it.” - Marcus Aurelius
How do you channel your energy to make sure you stay on course?
“Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.” - Sir Henry Royce
How would you determine the nobility of your actions?
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“Wise men are able to make a fitting use even of their enemies.” - Plutarch
How can you use obstacles against themselves for your own purpose?
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“Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” - Winston Churchill
How do you stay the course and never give in?
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“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” - Joyce Meyer
How is your mind leading you to a good or bad life?
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“The essence of a great leader is about being genuine, real and true to who you are. The best leaders remain true to their deepest values. They lead their own life and others follow.” - Bill George
How does your genuineness lead others to follow you?
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“Make sure that your actions and behaviors live up to and reflect the words and ideas, promises, and commitments that come out of your mouth.” - Steve Farber
How are your actions reflecting what your words are saying?
“It’s not things that upset us, it’s what we make up about things that upset us. It’s what we hear, not what people say, that’s the problem.” - Epictetus
How are you interpreting the things that cause you to be upset?
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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 ten-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and law enforcement expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.