Terry has already admitted that this season could be the biggest of his career.
The 28-year-old is intent on grabbing the prizes that have thus far eluded him - UEFA Champions League glory for Chelsea and major tournament success with England.
"Everybody knows the determination within myself to go on and win the Champions League with Chelsea, there is no bigger challenge than that," he told the Daily Express.
"And with the England situation, I was captain of that side that didn't qualify and I took that very personally, and took a lot on my shoulders. I want to make sure that in my career I win the Champions League and go to the World Cup confident we can do well.
"It would 100 per cent always annoy me if I retired without a Champions League winners' medal with Chelsea or some real success with England. To end my career without either of those things is unthinkable.
"I often look on the internet at my own personal statistics and what I've won.
"I'm very fortunate to have been part of great sides and to have won what I've won.
Missing"But every time I look at it, the thing that's missing is the Champions League. We have two or three years to put that right because Chelsea have players around the ages of 28 to 31 who are big, key players. If we don't win it in that timescale, it's going to be difficult. It makes you more determined.
"It's the same with England, we've a lot of big players in the peak of their careers and this could be our last World Cup. It could be our last chance and maybe that will give the players even more drive.
"We've been playing well because we have not been talking about the World Cup, not saying we can win it and not giving people ammunition.
"We want to go to South Africa, be as quiet as possible, get on with our football and, hopefully, come away with the trophy."