Today, I am the Keynote Speaker at a seminar for local (Dawson County) high school students who are interested in learning about “Growing Career Opportunities in Agriculture”. The title of my talk is:
Life is a gift: How do you plan to share in it?
I do a variety of public speaking engagements throughout the year, but being asked to speak to the youth in my surrounding community is really an honor. Motivating young people to achieve greatness holds a very special place in my heart.
America works when everyone works…
There is no such thing as a free lunch…
How can you use your talents to benefit your country and your community?
We are dedicated not only to our business but also to our community. Our professional careers have taught us that working hard is easy when you believe in what you do. Our personal lives have shown us that volunteering within our community plays a key role in both our happiness and the success of the team that we are so proud to be a part of.
If I can leave anything with the students that I visit with today, it will be:
- To inspire them to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference with their lives.
- To encourage them to look at their home communities as the place to build their lives.
- To motivate them to believe in themselves in order to strive for greatness.
I believe with all of my heart that each one of us was placed on this earth for a reason. We all have a very special purpose—a unique role to play in the game of Life. Our success is determined by our individual abilities to be dedicated to the cause, combined with our united effort to work together for excellence.
I will close my talk today with my favorite quote from Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
How do you personally share in the gift of life?