Students at West Oso High School received a pep talk Tuesday morning from motivational speaker Deanna Moore, a proud 1983 West Oso graduate. Moore is also an entrepreneur, life coach and voiceover professional. Her message to the students was that "your now is not your future."

"The one thing that stuck with me was that she said it would be uncomfortable sometimes to do things that are necessary," West Oso junior Clentin Clark said. "Sometimes everything that is necessary may not always be comfortable."

"Her words really inspire me and my friends, and that makes me want to go into college and then some," West Oso senior John Bonilla said.

Moore is also the author of the best selling book "I Think I Am: It's All in Your Mind."