OVERDRIVE: Formula One In The Zone (by Clyde Brolin) – Some More “Book Reviews”

 

 

 

 

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Article Title: OVERDRIVE: Formula One In The Zone (by Clyde Brolin) – Some More “Book Reviews
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Books, book reviews, Overdrive, Clyde Brolin, motor racing, motor sport, Grand Prix drivers, Formula One, “the zone”, “in the zone”, sport, success, achievement,
peak performance, mind, mind-power, motivation, champion, elite sports-people, excellence (enough there now, craig)

Web site: www.overdrivef1.com

Submitter’s web sites: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://grandprixdriver.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565 and http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig)

Publishing Guidelines:

We hope that the following article may be informative and helpful to your e-zine readers, or on your web site. This piece (as with all my writings) may be freely reproduced electronically or in print, with acknowledgment to the source, please. If it helps and/or encourages others “out there” on the ‘amazing journey of life’, then we’re very happy.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

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Submitter’s Note:

Craig is currently “working” on a new manuscript ‘INSIDE THE MIND OF A GRAND PRIX CHAMPION, which forms part of true and inspirational stories of ‘Endless Possibilities: Let the Journey Begin’

…as well as some other books on the minds and spirituality of Grand Prix drivers (“true labours of love”). See http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

“There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“A lot of people go through life doing things badly. Racing’s important to men who do it well. When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.”

– Steve McQueen in the film ‘Le Mans’ (1971)

“Grand Prix racing is primarily a mental contest… it’s a battle of strength
of wills by the combatants and a magnificent contest, the arena to display
and share unique gifts and talents. Perhaps in this ‘theatre of speed’ F1 is a metaphor for life itself”
– craig
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OVERDRIVE: Formula One In The Zone – MORE BOOK “REVIEWS”

“I see the human being is an incredible machine, totally undiscovered in many ways. Every one of us has a hidden tank of energy that comes out when it is needed.”

– Alex Zanardi (former F1 and Indycar driver, who lost both legs in a horrific accident in Germany in 2001)

From www. overdrivef1.com

Sourced from: www.overdrivef1.com/review.html

Laurence Edmondson (ESPNF1.com – April 29, 2010)

Talk of being “in the zone” has become clichéd among sportsmen in recent years. It would be easy to assume their vocabulary has simply run short in trying to describe a good performance, but is it possible there is something much deeper and more meaningful to the phrase?

In Overdrive, Clyde Brolin examines the possibility that finding the zone could be a route to some sort of spiritual enlightenment as well as heightened performance. Fortunately, he’s as cynical about the premise as you probably are and the book is more an exploration of the idea, rather than an attempt to prove it. By focusing on F1 drivers’ journeys to the zone he looks at what is truly possible from a man, two pedals (three in the good old days) and a steering wheel.

Brolin’s investigation begins in the most obvious place: Ayrton Senna’s jaw-dropping qualifying lap of Monaco in 1988, in which the Brazilian claimed to have an out-of-body experience while lapping the street circuit 1.427 seconds faster than any of his competitors. It’s a good place to start, but of course you can’t base a whole theory on (whisper it) a self-confessed bible-basher, who might have got carried away in a press conference. Fortunately Brolin hasn’t. In fact, he’s done the opposite and interviewed around 100 other F1 and sporting personalities who have reported similar, if not quite as dramatic, visits to the zone.

This is the book’s biggest strength but also a potential flaw. The accounts are almost endless. But, much like reaching the zone, the hard work is worth it as the book puts beyond any doubt the importance of psychology in sport. What’s more there are some brilliant descriptions of the zone, most notably darts player Bobby George who describes the feeling as, “Like having a thousand starlings flying out of your arsehole”.

So with the premise well and truly established it would seem logical to explore how it’s possible to achieve such a feat. Unfortunately this is the difficult bit, and Brolin doesn’t really attempt to address it. Instead he leaves it to the drivers to try and explain, and judging by their widely differing accounts, there is no single answer. But that’s certainly not a criticism of the book, more proof of just how fascinating the subject topic is.

Masses of time has clearly gone into researching Overdrive, and the end result leaves you looking at some of sport’s greatest achievements in a very different light. The fact that F1 hasn’t embraced sport psychology in the same way as other individual pursuits, such as golf or tennis means a lot of the content is incredibly fresh. While the book is not likely to revolutionise the sport, it will add another dimension for any F1 fan willing to open their mind to it.
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Simon Briggs (The Daily Telegraph – April 2, 2010)

Imagine piloting an F1 car at 140 mph round the streets of Monaco. It’s a pretty frightening circuit, even for me who have been racing all their lives. The elder Nelson Piquet once said that driving at Monaco felt like ‘flying a helicopter around your living room’.

Now imagine that the car is still romping around those hairpin bends, but rather than watching the road through your helmet visor, you are looking down on yourself impassively from above. You can no longer feel your hands on the wheel or your feet on the pedals; instead, it is as if some third party (God? The id?) is performing all the mechanics quite independently.

Most alarmingly, the car seems to be moving faster than it has ever gone before. That is the sort of out-of-body experience that Ayrton Senna reported after his extraordinary qualifying lap at Monaco in 1988. That drive has gone down in grand prix folklore. After beating his McLaren team-mate Alain Prost by a second-and-a-half, and the rest of the field by fully two seconds, Senna admitted: ‘It frightened me, because I realised I was well beyond my conscious understanding’.

This phenomenon of driving on autopilot fascinated the motor sport writer Clyde Brolin so much that he wrote a book about it. And after 10 years’ labour, he has produced ‘Overdrive’, an analysis of the mental states that top athletes – mostly, but not exclusively racing drivers – go through when they compete. Brolin’s main theme is the concept of ‘the Zone’, that oasis of heightened performance where time seems to slow down. Most of the drivers he spoke to could remember entering this trance-like condition a handful of times during their careers, but only the very best – the Sennas and Schumachers – made a habit of it.

The abandonment of ego, at least temporarily, seems to be one of the prerequisites. According to Jackie Stewart, his early performances in F1 were held back by the red mist that often surrounds the angry young driver. It was only after three years’ racing that he realised he needed to be totally detached, to the point where Stewart was almost humming a tune, while his brain performed its calculations like a computer.

When Brolin consulted other drivers about such stories, many dismissed them as fantasies on a par with Luke Skywalker’s ability to fight blindfolded. But the author was reassured by the fighter pilot, who told him that ‘breakout – where guys feel they’re sitting on the wing looking into the cockpit at themselves – is a well-known phenomenon in military aviation, particularly fast-jet flying.’

For the most, ‘Overdrive’ is insightful and leaves you with a fresh perspective on F1. Which is exactly what Senna experienced in Monaco all those years ago.

**** (four stars)
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Maurice Hamilton (The Observer – March 7, 2010)

Racing drivers drive as fast as they can. An obvious statement, perhaps, but for a driver at the highest level, finding a tiny bit extra makes the difference between winning and finishing second. When a driver reaches that outer limit, he is in “the zone”. It is an area almost beyond understanding but, once inside it, a driver – or any sports person – experiences a sense of calm and ease of action that comes close to euphoria.

Explaining how it happened is much more difficult, if not impossible. And because, say, a Formula One driver knows he has entered unfamiliar and therefore disturbing areas of the astro-physical and neurological, there is a reluctance to talk about it in case the listener thinks he is either mad or out of control when supposedly in charge of a vehicle capable of 200 mph.

Ayrton Senna broke new ground when he described, without prompting, , an “out-of-car experience”, when claiming pole position for the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix. Senna said the McLaren-Honda was going faster and faster and with such apparent ease that the Brazilian reached the point where he appeared to be above the car, looking down on it. Such an admission from a highly respected driver prompted others to confess that, very occasionally, they had experienced similar inexplicable feelings.

The full extent of this phenomenon has become startlingly apparent in Overdrive. Formula 1 In The Zone, a paper-back book that thoroughly investigates the subject. Clyde Brolin clearly has impeccable contacts and the respect of the racing community, judging by 100 interviews with top drivers and riders.

Brolin spreads his inquires to rallying (Sébastien Loeb), Le Mans (multiple-winner Tom Kristensen) and motor bikes (Valentino Rossi); but it is the F1 drivers who provide the meat for a revealing book on a fascinating subject. Gerhard Berger, the winner of 10 Grands Prix, provides a typical example.

“Qualifying was when you could really find The Zone,” Berger says. “On some days you are fighting the car, everything hurts and nothing seems to fit. You have no lap time and you know it. But at other times you feel yourself reaching a higher level. Everything would be just like in slow motion, everything becomes very smooth and very soft. When you’re really on it, it’s absolutely the best feeling in the world.”
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Mark Hughes (Autosport magazine – Feb 25, 2010)

Medical understanding of the processes going on within the driver is still at a primitive level. But in a fascinating new book, Overdrive: Formula 1 in the Zone, Clyde Brolin takes a more intuitive look at the subject. He searches out those who have experienced that magical feeling in a racing car where they can do no wrong, where driving absolutely at the limit is the easiest thing in the world. It’s a feeling of invincibility rarely attained even by the top guys, but it is generally accessible by anyone. When a driver reaches this zone, that is when we see pure, undistilled, 100 per cent of his potential. It’s the place of which Ayrton Senna famously and mystically spoke when describing his laps at Monaco in 1988.

Brolin has interviewed many of the sport’s greats, as well as lesser lights and sportspeople from outside motor racing, about the phenomenon and the consistency of the themes is striking. Whether we assign neurological, technical, astrophysical or spiritual explanations to the experience is open for debate. And it would inevitably be a fruitless debate, because of the fundamental intransigence people with expertise in each of those fields tend to have about accepting theories outside their own area of knowledge.

The book doesn’t try to reach a resolution on this, but it does record the views of those who have them. Ironically, it is those with open minds who have ready access to the phenomenon. The only real conclusion the book reaches is that the zone is ‘free to everyone with the correct decoder’; but it ventures no theory on what that decoder is – and is all the better for that.

Brolin took years researching the book and it would be nice if he were rewarded for such dedication to a complex, ultimately unresolved but fascinating subject. Buy it: you’ll have spent a tenner but gained a fascinating insight.
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Dr Gordon McCabe (McCabism website – Mar 1, 2010
http://mccabism.blogspot.com/2010/03/overdrive-formula-1-in-zone.html)

Overdrive is first and foremost a book about what it is like to be a racing driver ‘in the Zone’. This is the state of mind in which a driver attains mental clarity, he feels at one with the car, and in which driving fast at the very limit feels effortless. This mental state requires the conscious mind to relax its control, and allow the subconscious mind to take over. At times like this, the conscious mind of the driver is able to sit back and observe, from an almost disinterested perspective, the actions of his own body.

It is a unique and fabulous work. The author has extracted a gripping and fascinating collection of lucid recollections from many of the most famous names in motor-sport. Brolin has essentially unearthed a whole world of private experience, which has received little prior attention. The accounts rendered of being in the Zone should be treated as a treasure-trove for psychologists and neuro-scientists, and even the more overtly religious testimonies later in the book can be seen as an interesting anthropological study of the beliefs held by certain modern tribes. Buy it!

Sourced from: www.overdrivef1.com/review.html
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Overdrive is unlike any motorsport book we’ve read before, focusing as it does solely on the driver’s state of consciousness – as in ‘higher consciousness’, or being ‘in the Zone’.

It begins with the famous story of Ayrton Senna’s 1988 Monaco GP qualifying lap, 1.4 seconds faster than anyone else could manage, after which he claimed to have been undergoing an out-of-body experience, looking down on himself driving the car from above. It’s a great story, backed up by Alain Menu’s gripping eyewitness account.

The episode marked a spiritual awakening for Senna, and had he been alive today, he could doubtless have filled an entire book with other Zonal anecdotes and his thoughtful musings on God and his place in the world. Instead, a supporting cast of numerous other drivers step into the breach. There are some real gems here, from the meditational Andy Priaulx, to the religious Ricardo Zonta, the candid Johnny Herbert or the inspirational Alex Zanardi.

But we felt that some of the other anecdotes of trips to the Zone, however long- or short-lived, don’t add much to the narrative. It’s as if Brolin (an experienced motorsport journalist who writes under a pseudonym) felt the need to include everybody he spoke to on the subject. We’ve no doubt that many more accounts were consigned to Brolin’s Trash folder, but it doesn’t always feel that way, robbing the book of some much-needed pace.

Near the end, there’s also a section on soccer players’ visits to the Zone which, while very interesting at times, seem out of place in this context. So be prepared to skip over a few pages or paras here and there, but for most readers, the unusual insight provided by the likes of Herbert and Priaulx alone will justify your reading the rest of the book.

Review by Graham Heeps
February 2011

If YOU set your heart on it, you can test, challenge and surpass your own “perceived limits” as YOU too “get into your own zone”.

Reach for the stars and discover the champion of life in YOU …through playing your own brand of music on the magical journey of life!

Craig Lock (“Information and Inspiration Distributer + totally unmusical motor racing fanatic and petrol-head”)

“Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly…with purpose, desire and passion.
True champions live the dream, the vision of who and what they can one day become…. even a long time before it happens.”
– craig

” I truly believe we can ALL create and enthuse magic into ‘so-called humdrum little lives’. You don’t just have to be the choreographer, or the conductor of your life script –
rather paint your life as the masterpiece it could (one day) be. There is a rich tapestry of talent in every human soul, that flows through the spirit of God. So don’t spend your
days stringing and tuning your instrument; start making and playing your unique tunes of music right now.”

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the
often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”
– craig

About the submitter:
Craig is a motor racing “fanatic” ( a petrol-head”), who believes in (and loves) helping others to find their passions and gifts… through encouraging people to reach out for, then accomplish their “wildest” dreams. He truly believes people can overcome obstacles, rise to any occasion, and accomplish their dreams, even ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’ in life with enough FAITH and PERSISTENCE.

Craig is currently “working” on a new manuscript ‘Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix Champion’, which forms part of true and inspirational stories of ‘Endless Possibilities: Let the Journey Begin’ … as well as ‘Driven: Grand Prix Driving on the Edge’ and ‘God and Formula One: Beyond the Zone’

http://www.craiglockbooks.comhttp://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘The Winning Mind’ , as well as the above books) are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

 

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://grandprixdriver.wordpress.com

“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstore”

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and so become ‘ever more champions of life’.”

This article may be freely published, with acknowledgment to the sources, thanks

PPS

For dearest dad and ‘pal’, another ‘champion’ – see the dream never died…it’s just taken another course!

“Sometimes you have to give up the life you had planned… in order to live the life you were meant to live.”

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38 Responses to “OVERDRIVE: Formula One In The Zone (by Clyde Brolin) – Some More “Book Reviews””

  1. craiglock Says:

    Writing (and Racing) in the Zone

    “When you’re writing there are times when you feel it’s a bit of a struggle. However, at other times you’re in what is called ‘the zone’ and writing just feels effortless. This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle; but this heightened state, as with most crafts usually comes with practise. Then words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or can press the keyboard). But you have to really push your writing limits to get this kind of experience. “
    Then later you look what you’ve written and think: “Bloody hell. That’s good. Did I really write that seemingly without much effort? Wonder where all that came from (a cerebral thing or “outer space”!”
    – A “nony-moose” writer (as inspired by Overdrive: Formula One in the Zone
    http://www.overdrivef1.com

    From http://www.amazon.com/RACING-WRITING-ZONE-Reconciliation-ebook/dp/B006G0A4TA/
    http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Excellence-Racing-Writing-ebook/dp/B006KXUWAE and http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6DOE7K

    To the sounds of click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoM
    .

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  2. craiglock Says:

    THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

    “This pursuit of excellence is most worthy.”

    “The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds”. It’s not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds.”

    – craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)

    And inspired also by the amazing book OVERDRIVE: FORMULA ONE IN THE ZONE
    by Clyde Brolin

    Web site: http://www.overdrivef1.com
    This unique book looking into the minds of Grand Prix drivers is published by Vatersay Books (first published Feb 2010)

    “There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

    – Ernest Hemingway

    This “work” , yet another “true labour of love” follows on from my other e-books INSIDE THE MIND OF A F1 DRIVER, RACING IN THE ZONE, WRITING IN THE ZONE, etc

    “I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
    “I want to write the way Australian Super-car driver, Craig Lowndes drives and power-slides his powerful V8 Holden Super-car… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, yet combined with the artists craft and smooth style of a Jamie Whincup (craig’s team-mate), a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
    (thanks Craig and Jamie, for the great pleasure you give me watching “you guys” race here “across the ditch” on TV)

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    craig 11/11/11

    “Together, one mind, one person at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift and encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

    Started compiling material and will update as I write. OBSESSIVE OR WHAT!!!
    Monday Dec 12th 2011 (NZ time)

    “Aim at perfection, yet be very satisfied and happy with excellence.”

    “When you’re writing there are times when you feel it’s a bit of a struggle. However, at other times you’re in what is called ‘the zone’ and writing just feels effortless. This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle; but this heightened state, as with most crafts usually comes with practise. Then words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or can press the keyboard). But you have to really push your writing limits to get this kind of experience. “
    Then later you look what you’ve written and think: “Bloody hell. That’s good. Did I really write that seemingly without much effort? Wonder where all that came from (a cerebral thing or “outer space”!”
    – A “nony-moose” writer

    To the sounds of click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoMAs
    inspired by the excellent and fascinating motor-racing book (my great passion)

    “Aim at the ceiling and you’ll hit the ground or nothing.
    Aim at the moon and you hit the sky
    Aim at the stars and you may hit the moon…
    but perhaps even heaven (on earth).”
    – craig

    “When (or is it perhaps if??) you arrive in a place (or rather state ) known as heaven, let faith and love be the wings of the chariot that carried you there.”
    – Craig (as adapted from the words of Jonathan Edwards, a former minister in Massachusetts (New England)

    May the light of God shine brightly on your path up ahead

    The Pursuit of Excellence (Racing and Writing in the Zone) [Kindle Edition] is available at
    http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Excellence-Racing-Writing-ebook/dp/B006KXUWAE
    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html and http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!
    A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
    – Chinese proverb
    “A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you’re in a room as big as the world.”
    “A book, like a dog, is man’s best friend, but inside it’s too dark to read.”
    – Groucho Marx (I “tink”)
    “If there’s a book you absolutely want to read, then you must write it!”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in little scenic and tranquil New Zealand

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  3. craiglock Says:

    Hi
    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (many hundreds of thousands already on this blog…true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    Am having to remove many and so sorry can’t reply individually, but DO try to read as many as possible daily
    so “thanks for the thanx”

    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)

    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)

    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci

    http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/
    http://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!
    PPS

    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing

    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”

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  4. craiglock Says:

    hi

    its free
    all the best

    “non-techno” craig

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  21. craiglock Says:

    THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

    “This pursuit of excellence is most worthy.”

    “The greatest mountain we need to climb lies in our own minds”. It’s not the highest mountain that we conquer, but ourselves, our own mentality. Overcoming perceived limits to reach (attain) the pinnacle of our own minds.”

    – craig (as inspired by the words of Sir Edmund Hillary, conquerer of Mount Everest (1919-2008)

    And inspired also by the amazing book OVERDRIVE: FORMULA ONE IN THE ZONE
    by Clyde Brolin

    Web site: http://www.overdrivef1.com
    This unique book looking into the minds of Grand Prix drivers is published by Vatersay Books (first published Feb 2010)

    “There are only three sports: bullfighting, mountain climbing and motor racing; all the rest are merely games.”

    – Ernest Hemingway

    This “work” , yet another “true labour of love” follows on from my other e-books INSIDE THE MIND OF A F1 DRIVER, RACING IN THE ZONE, WRITING IN THE ZONE, etc

    “I want to write the way Gilles Villeneuve drove and power-slid his blood-red Formula One Ferrari with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, combined with the artists craft of a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
    “I want to write the way Australian Super-car driver, Craig Lowndes drives and power-slides his powerful V8 Holden Super-car… with wild enthusiasm and a sense of abandonment, yet combined with the artists craft and smooth style of a Jamie Whincup (craig’s team-mate), a Stirling Moss, a Jim Clark, and especially that of the great Ayrton Senna, living on the razor-blade edge of life.”
    (thanks Craig and Jamie, for the great pleasure you give me watching “you guys” race here “across the ditch” on TV)

    “Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”

    craig 11/11/11

    “Together, one mind, one person at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, uplift and encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

    Started compiling material and will update as I write. OBSESSIVE OR WHAT!!!
    Monday Dec 12th 2011 (NZ time)

    “Aim at perfection, yet be very satisfied and happy with excellence.”

    “When you’re writing there are times when you feel it’s a bit of a struggle. However, at other times you’re in what is called ‘the zone’ and writing just feels effortless. This happens when finding the right words is no longer a struggle; but this heightened state, as with most crafts usually comes with practise. Then words simply flow into your head faster than you can write them down (or can press the keyboard). But you have to really push your writing limits to get this kind of experience. “
    Then later you look what you’ve written and think: “Bloody hell. That’s good. Did I really write that seemingly without much effort? Wonder where all that came from (a cerebral thing or “outer space”!”
    – A “nony-moose” writer

    To the sounds of click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPZ5CY9KoMAs
    inspired by the excellent and fascinating motor-racing book (my great passion)

    “Aim at the ceiling and you’ll hit the ground or nothing.
    Aim at the moon and you hit the sky
    Aim at the stars and you may hit the moon…
    but perhaps even heaven (on earth).”
    – craig

    “When (or is it perhaps if??) you arrive in a place (or rather state ) known as heaven, let faith and love be the wings of the chariot that carried you there.”
    – Craig (as adapted from the words of Jonathan Edwards, a former minister in Massachusetts (New England)

    May the light of God shine brightly on your path up ahead

    The Pursuit of Excellence (Racing and Writing in the Zone) [Kindle Edition] is available at
    http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Excellence-Racing-Writing-ebook/dp/B006KXUWAE
    The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html and http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/craiglock

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!
    A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
    – Chinese proverb
    “A book is small enough to hold in your hand; but when you read it, the walls fall away and you’re in a room as big as the world.”
    “A book, like a dog, is man’s best friend, but inside it’s too dark to read.”
    – Groucho Marx (I “tink”)
    “If there’s a book you absolutely want to read, then you must write it!”

    Don’t worry about the world ending today…
    as it’s already tomorrow in little scenic and tranquil New Zealand

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    Pleased you like it, as I really love my “work”. I just write and upload into the vast realm of cyberspace.

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement (the reason I write is to share)

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    “Since I can never see your face,
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    – James Elroy Flecker

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    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci
    http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html
    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
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    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
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    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    PPS

    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

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