One Small Step toward your dreams is really one giant leap toward your destiny.
-Richard Elmes, The Sales Dating Guy
Champions are propelled by desire, not compelled by fear.
– Author, Speaker, Denis Waitley
“How you use the opportunities you are given to affect the world around you will determine the legacy you leave behind.” – Tony Dungy, Former NFL Football Coach, Author
“Don’t underestimate the positive impact you can have on someone’s life when you help boost their confidence.” – Richard Elmes
This poem was written by the Memory Man, Bill Clennan who many also called the Dean of Canadian Professional Speakers. He would have turned 72 years old today (Jan. 16th, 2016), but unfortunately passed away over 5 years ago. This was the way he closed many of his speeches. Whether you are an athlete or not, this is a very powerful and inspirational message. Please enjoy and remember The Memory Man.
THE REWARD IS WITHIN -Bill Clennan
The contest lasts for moments
Though the training’s taken years,
It wasn’t the winning alone that
Was worth the work and the tears
The applause will be forgotten
The prize will be misplaced
But the long hard hours of practice
Will never be a waste
For in trying to win
You build a skill
You learn that winning
Depends on will
You never grow by how much you win
You only grow by how much you put in
So any new challenge
You’ve just begun
Put forth your best
And you’ve already won.
Bill Clennan, Canadian Motivational Speaker
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