“Hardship often prepares ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” - C. S. Lewis
What are your hardships preparing you to accomplish?
Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to your life, even if it is easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand, even if someday I will be gone away from you.
Pueblo Indian Prayer
“Greatness isn’t for the chosen few. Greatness is for the few who choose.” - Jamie Gilbert
What qualities have you chosen that will lead you to greatness?
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” - Mother Teresa
How are you radiating love to others?
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” - Thomas Jefferson
What chapter are you reading in your book of wisdom?
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” - C. S. Lewis
How do you spend your time helping others?
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
- John Wesley
“At the end of your feelings is nothing. But at the end of every principle is a promise.” - Eric Thomas
What principles are leading you to your destiny?
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” - William Arthur Ward
Which category would people say you fall under? Why?
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“People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.” - F. M. Alexander
What habits are you creating that will lead you to your goals?
THE POWER OF I
I WILL DO MORE
I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And what I can do, I ought to do.
And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.
I will do more than belong...I will participate.
I will do more than care...I will help.
I will do more than believe...I will practice.
I will do more than be fair...I will be kind.
I will do more than dream...I will work.
I will do more than teach...I will inspire.
I will do more than earn...I will enrich.
I will do more than give...I will serve.
I will do more than live...I will grow.
I will do more than talk...I will act.
I will be more than good...I will be good for something.
“Excellence is accomplished through deliberate actions, ordinary in themselves, performed consistently and carefully, made into habits, compounded together and added up over time.” - Anson Dorrance
What actions are leading you toward excellence?
“Under pressure you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training.” - Unknown Navy SEAL
How are you training to be able to rise to the occasion?
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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.