Contributed by: ACT Staff
Unbuckled: Getting To Know Tom Curley
President of the American Canadian Tour, Promoter/Co-Owner of Thunder Road
What are your favorite hobbies in the off-season?
In the past, my lifetime passion was sailing, more particularly sailboat racing. In recent years I would say it has been travel, whether it is Europe, The Caribbean, etc. I think my favorite hobby now though is going home to my house in Maine, sitting on the porch and watching the waves come in. I also enjoy Boston Red Sox baseball, the NFL, and NCAA Basketball.
What is your biggest life accomplishment?
I would say probably when I learned about 40 years ago to appreciate the power of positive thinking. I have tried to convey, teach, and for the most part utilize that through the better half of my adult life. It takes work and effort to buy into that kind of philosophy, but it has gotten me through some difficult times.
What is your biggest inspiration?
There is a famous quote that Robert Kennedy used as his legacy towards his brother John Kennedy, which I have believed most of my life:
“Some men see things as they are and say "why." I dream things that never were and say "why not.”I have it on my office wall. I first heard it in 1962 I believe, and I really started to believe it ten years later when it got me through some very difficult times. I’ve used it ever since.