“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” - Lao Tzu
Where are you living your life?
“Some people seek to avoid disappointments by turning into underachievers. They unconsciously set the bar low and avoid taking risks, to prevent themselves from being disappointed.” - Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
How do you prevent yourself from being an underachiever?
“When your opportunity comes, it’s not what you do right as much as it’s what you don’t do wrong.” - Fran Dunphy
What will you avoid doing when your opportunity comes?
“Unless people undertake more than they can possibly do, they will never do all they can do.” - Henry Drummond
What else can you take on, to do all you can?
“Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.” - Sydney Smith
Do you always say what you mean and mean what you say?
“There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.” - Washington Irving
Are you comfortable enough with who you are so that all others count with you?
“Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
What opportunities do you find in chaos?
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
How do you use love to drive out the darkness in your life?
“What is most important to the heart of a warrior? To desire with one’s very soul every second of every day to accomplish one’s aim.” - Yamamoto Tsunetomo
What is your soul attempting to accomplish?
“I do not want the peace which bringeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.” - Helen Keller
How does your understanding of others bring harmony?
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.