Aaron Cross: “FOCUS on Your Target”

Anna Voight, Lina Bajiba, Aaron Cross, Nicole Meulemans

Motivational speaker featured during Success Week

Aaron Cross, a three-time Paralympian in the sport of archery, was a guest of the college during DCTC Fall Semester 2011 Success Week. As an elite cyclist in 1991, Cross was severely injured during a race and doctors told his family, “The best thing you can do for him is get him a good color television and a good remote.”

Aaron Cross demonstrating his archery skills at DCTC presentationCross has since dedicated his life to helping others achieve their dreams. His motivational approach is “Start now, Act now, Go After, and FOCUS on Your Target,” a five-step program about inner strength and believing in yourself so you can overcome life’s obstacles.

Lina Bajiba and Aaron CrossLina Bajiba, an Accounting major and Student Senate treasurer, took part in an archery demonstration during the presentation. Bajiba was impressed by Cross’ story and his message.

“Aaron inspired me,” she said. “I wasn’t sure I wanted to come to his talk today, but I found that I trusted him. His story made feel that no matter what is going on in my life, I should never feel like giving up.”

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