“It takes courage to live – courage and strength and hope and humor. And courage and strength and hope and humor have to be bought and paid for with pain and work and prayers and tears.” - Jerome P. Fleishman
How can you continue to move forward through your pain and tears?
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another.” - Jesus Christ
How can you love people you do not like?
“You should have education enough so that you won’t have to look up to people; and then more education so that you will be wise enough not to look down on people.” - M.L. Boren
How has your education influenced your perspective of others?
“Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly criticize thy faults.” - Socrates
Are you secure enough to have people criticize your faults?
“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.” - Lao Tzu
How do you simplify your life?
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.” - Albert Camus
How has your despair led you to your inner peace?
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” - John C. Maxwell
How do you lead by example?
“People are tired of being kept from the dignity that allows them to make their own choices.” -
How are you preventing others from deciding your future?
“Our minds can shape the way a thing will be, because we act according to our expectations.” - Federico Fellini
Where are your expectations leading you?
The Little Wave
This story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air - until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. "My God, this terrible", the wave says. "Look what's going to happen to me!"
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him: "Why do you look so sad?" The first wave says: "You don't understand! We're all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?"
The second wave says: "No, you don't understand. You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean."
Source: "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom
“By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.” - Confucius
How are your practices differentiating you from others?
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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.