Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

Inspirational Video – The Don’t Quit Poem

June 13, 2014

http://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/inspirational-video-the-dont-quit-poem/

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

– “wild Oscar”, er sorry, Oscar Wilde

“Just be yourself. There’s no competition there!”
– me

“Driving fast is like playing great music… but you also need an instrument.”

April 28, 2014

“Driving fast is like playing great music… but you also need an instrument.”

“If everything seems under control,
you’re just not going fast enough.”

– Mario Andretti (1978 World Drivers Champion)
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How to Cultivate Seeds of Greatness in your Life by Dr Dennis Waitley (from Inspirational Books)

April 27, 2014

How to Cultivate Seeds of Greatness in your Life by Dr Dennis Waitley (from Inspirational Books)

“We can all be great, because can all serve others in some way”

– as inspired by the words of Mother Teresa

“In our own little ways we can all do ‘great things’, merely by supporting and encouraging other people to feel great about themselves.”

– me

The Mindset and Spirit of a Champion

April 24, 2014

Happy 54th Birthday Ayrton. Gone but never forgotten from (www.facebook.com)

Happy 54th Birthday Ayrton. Gone but never forgotten!

Ayrton (Japanese GP 1989)

Article Title: The Mindset and Spirit of a Champion

from  http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/the-mind-set-and-spirit-of-a-champion

Shared by: Craig Lock

Category (key words/tags): Champion, motivation, inspiration, mind, mind-power, spirit, empowerment, sport, sport psychology, positive psychology, achievement, peak performance (enough there for now, craig!)

Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lockhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

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

https://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/ http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/ www.raceinthezone.wordpress.com www.godandformula1.wordpress.com http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com and his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.

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

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If it helps others “out there” on the pathway to success (and most importantly, happiness), then we’re very happy.

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THE MINDSET AND SPIRIT OF A CHAMPION
In this article we’ll look into the heads of the greatest champions… and perhaps we “ordinary” (what’s that) can learn and apply these principles in our own “top two inches”.
Here are a few thoughts on developing the right mindset, mentality to achieve “greatness”in whatever field you may choose.:

So what are the qualities, the traits (nice word that!) of a champion?
To “kick off”, here are the four “D’s” of important, no essential “virtues”:
* DESIRE: True champions have a burning fire within them. One that motivates them and inspires them to “challenge history”.

* DISCIPLINE:
They have a cast-iron determination to work really hard at their craft.
… to be the very best!
Champion sportspeople and athletes work really hard on strength and stamina (fortunately “matchstick-men” writers don’t have to make that sacrifice)

“And in this there is for us mere mortals a sobering humility in the knowledge that they have not just had the gifts, but were prepared to work far beyond the normal physical and mental boundaries to develop them to the full extent of their powers.”
– fine writing by Ian Gillies writing about former All-Black rugby player Ian Kirkpatrick in the Gisborne Herald (web site www.gisborneherald.co.nz/article/?id=17486 )

* DETERMINATION (driving) : to reach the very top in their chosen field.

“He is the embodiment of grit and determination.” (the “will to win”)

* DESPERATION (“God responds to desperation”):

The ability to “dig deep” in the face of severe pressure will produce extraordinary effort.

The Will to win
“He was the epitomy of the Springbok flanker: tough, indomitable and with an outstanding work ethic.”
– South African Rugby Union President Oregan Hoskins on superb Springbok flanker Rueben Kruger, who died aged 39 in January 2010.

Then comes …

* Inspiration (after the work has already begun)
Now let us look at this mental area in a bit more depth…

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* Champions are intelligent people, who understand themselves – what motivates them and what “presses their hot buttons”. They know what inspires them and apply that knowledge. To do something about HOW to achieve their dreams.

* They possess the ability to compartamentalize their thinking.
A “meticulous mind”, being able to compartamentalize different aspects of their thinking. Like three-time world motor-racing champion Scotsman, Jackie Stewart said, they have great mind management skills.

They have the ability to do things automatically, sub-consciously… which is why they can take in so much information simultaneously and make many instant, “split-second” decisions – in motor racing this is sometimes the difference between life and death.

Champions are mentally strong. With peak physical fitness comes mental strength.
They have very strong
* Mental application to the task at hand.
* Total focus and concentration:
They have a great ability to concentrate, ie. total focus (on the task at hand). Champion racing drivers, like Sebastian Vettel are different from other athletes in that he has the capacity to take control of many things and make numerous split-second decisions in precise time.

A chrystal-clear focus on attaining their objectives (short-medium and long-term), goals and dreams. However, their main focus is on the BIG long-term goals.

* Inner CONFIDENCE. .. and that is why the mental as aspect, the “top two inches” is critical to achievement and peak performance. Just trust the process!

* COURAGE (great)

”It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert Francis Kennedy quotes (US Democratic politician, Attorney General and Adviser, 19251968)*

Unshakable belief: a passionate conviction in their abilities

Champions can bring out their “best stuff” at the right time, peaking at the biggest events.
“When it ‘comes to the crunch’ on crucial points, he has the ability to raise his game. He has an extra gear and knows, really knows that he is still going to win. “
– Pete Sampras on Roger Federer

* A “cast-iron” will… the “will to win”
When the “chips are down”, true champions possess “true grit”, a fighting spirit to succeed against all the odds.
“Champions are not made in the gym… Champions need both WILL and skill. However, the will must be stronger than the skill.”
– Muhammad Ali

* “A “killer instinct” – the fighting ability to succeed at all costs.
Failure is not something that defines who we are (as it inevitably happens to all of us along life’s journey). Failure is simply temporary occasions we have encountered along the road to eventual success. Failure doesn’t mean that you have failed – it’s just that you haven’t succeeded… YET!

So
FAIL YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS!

“Just because you’ve failed doesn’t mean you are a failure”. We learn more from our failures than our successes.

“Failure is a hurdle, but far more importantly, the steppingstone on the path to glorious success.”

– craig

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– champion basket-baller, Michael Jordan

You only fail, if you quit!
* Tenacity (a spirit of tenacity in never giving up). Great!
A “champ” is down at times, but ever out!

* Consistency of performance. That is what characterised a person “at the very top of their game”.
They are extremely precise in whatever they do… and when in the zone” they display a “metronomic” consistency in performance.
They easily get into the rhythm, then maintain it for long periods.

* Integrity: Because, if you lose that, you’ve lost everything!
“Life is measured, not in years alone, but in achievement.”
– New Zealand Grand Prix driver, Bruce McLaren, tragically killed in a testing accident in 1970… and a humble, unassuming man of great integrity.

Finally… and most importantly,
Champions have a sense of destiny.
“Champs” love a sense of challenge. They are inspired to test their own boundaries, their personal ceilings… continually.

And YOU too can be a winner in the “game of life”
If you can dream it, then you can DO it.”
Then when you can Do it, you too can BE the champion of your own life!

“Shared by Craig Lock Eagle Productions
(“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager, People-builder and Dreamer”)

“As the artist of your own life, you need a sense of destiny – no one will believe in you, if you can’t believe in yourself…first.”

Then as the Nike dad says,
just DO IT!

Unlock YOUR potential. The sky is the limit!

sports-fanatic couch-pot-ato” craig

“Only when we’ve been in the deepest valley can know what it’s like to stand on the highest peak.”
– I love those inspiring and empowering words from former US President, Richard Nixon

“Greatness is forged in the valleys of adversity and even occasional despair.”

In the midst of difficulties and severe hardship, say “this too shall pass and will work out for my ultimate good”.

“To live your life in your own way
To reach the goals you’ve set for yourself
To be the person you want to be –
That is success.”
– author anon

“There is one only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way”
– Christopher Morley

“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to
sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
– Charles Du Bos

“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.”
– Harold Taylor

About the Submitter:
Craig is a “passionate sports-fanatic couch-pot-a-toe/petrol-head”, who has spent much of his life studying the human mind… and especially the mindset and qualities of the greatest champions… those sports-people at the very pinnacle of their games… and their chosen sports.
Craig 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 in life with enough FAITH, COMMITMENT and PERSISTENCE.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lockhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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

https://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/ http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/
http://www.raceinthezone.wordpress.com http://www.godandformula1.wordpress.com
http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com and his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress.

“The world’s smallest and most exclusive bookstores”

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

THESE THOUGHTS MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

PPS
To dearest dad, “a champ”, see the dream never died. It just took another course!

As Woody Allen once said:
“Life is what happens between making other plans!”

“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind”
– Winston Churchill (in his speech to Harvard University in 1943)

“A champion is not a title, but a set of qualities: Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – an inner flame that burns brightly…with dedication, 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.”
– me

Ayrton the very limit UK 1983

Ayrton on the very limit (UK 1983)

senna eyes

Picture from http://www.amazon.com/Driven-Grand-Racing-Driving-Limit-ebook/dp/B005WZ0ZSA/

Inspirational Video – The Don’t Quit Poem

April 3, 2014

Inspirational Video – The Don’t Quit Poem

from http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

The Traits (Qualities) of a True Champion (from ‘The Winning Mind’, ‘The Winning Edge’ and ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’)

April 2, 2014

SENNA (nu)

 

Article Title: The Traits (Qualities) of a True Champion (from ‘The Winning Mind’, ‘The Winning Edge’ and ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’)
Author: Craig Lock
Category (key words/tags): Champion, Success, Success Principles, Motivation, Inspiration, Sports Psychology, Sport, Mind, Mind Control, Positive Thinking, Peak Performance and Positive Psychology (enough there now, craig!)

Web sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://goo.gl/vTpjk

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

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://grandprixdriver.wordpress.com
https://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/
http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/
http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com
http://godandformula1.wordpress.com/
http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com and his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress
(Obsessive …or WHAT!!)
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!)

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INTRODUCTION

Submitter’s Note:

In his latest writings Craig writes about ordinary people in exceptional circumstances and times; he tries to show the extra-ordinary in ordinary lives: As revealed by the generous spirits and the exceptional strength and courage of so many ordinary people in their daily struggles along the sometimes very difficult and hard, yet often so satisfying journey that is called life. Craig is currently writing true stories of life in the Middle East. And as he writes, is posting (sharing) various thoughts and extracts on his new blog at http://craigsblogs.wordpress and http://craiglock.wordpress.com
Enough of that (what’s that “intro” got to do with the subject of your article, craig?). So back to the article on sport… my great passion.

The follow extract is from Craig’s manuscripts on sport psychology ‘The Winning Mind’, ‘The Winning Edge’ and ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Grand Horizons‘ and Craig’s new e-book ‘The Winning Way’ is at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WQSGEI (on which he’s presently “working”!!) . Craig is a sports fanatic “couch-pot-a-toe”, who has been studying the lives of champions for much of his life… and “what makes them tick, what presses their hot buttons?”. Here are some of his notes, that he’s sharing… (in point form) that I’ve made and collected over the years, so thought I’d share.
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THE QUALITIES (TRAITS) OF A TRUE CHAMPION
DECIDE TO WIN

“During the time of of practice and training, it’s 80% physical and 20% mental; but one the gun goes off it’s the opposite: 80% mental and only 20% physical.”
– the words of American swimmer, Mark Spitz (7 times Olympic Games medal in Munich 1972)
All winning takes place in the mind
True champions have the following characteristics:

* Total discipline

* Determination (great)

* Desperation, ie. an unshakable commitment to their goals (or cause).
“When I put on the helmet, it’s pure rage.”
New Zealand Indycar champion, Scott Dixon

* All champions have the great will to win

* An unshakable belief in their abilities.
True champions, like an Ayrton Senna, are able to find a new level (of performance) – when required, they have the ability to “dig deep” and find something very special inside themselves
* Resilience – it’s the ability to bounce back after setbacks.
“A champ is down at times, but he’s never out.”

* Patience and dedication.

* Consistency of performance

* An outstanding work ethic.
They work really hard at what they do, continually developing their skills. Elite sportspeople keep improving every year. Former multiple womens tennis champion, Martina Navritilova was only average on her early career, but improved hugely with dedication, effort and persistence.
Champions spend hours and hours of practice and rehearsal . (It has been said that it takes about 10000 hours of practice and rehearsal to be the best in the world??? I think it might have been Malcolm Gladwell who said that, but am not sure whether the statement is valid. What do you think?)

“FAIL YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS”
Everyone failure brings you one step closer to ultimate success.
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– basket-baller, Michael Jordan
You only fail, if you quit!

“Winners never quit…and quitters never win!”

The importance of preparation and practice:
England rugby player Johnny Wilkinson has prepared very well in his career with over 25000 kicks.
Pay more attention (focus) on your strengths than your weaknesses; because they, your strengths will set you apart from the competition. Lift you!
Champions rise to the occasion.

Elite athletes have a narrow focus
“Stay focussed, dedicated and motivated.”

– tennis star Novak Djkovic

* Great memory – for minute details. They remember well the precise factors, circumstances and conditions that led to their successes in the past. “A memory on how to move”, eg. Andre Agassi’s great return of serve.
“Super-stars” have a great sense of anticipation, which is learnt. And success (like failure) is a learnt habit.
Great attention to detail as evident in their professional planning the path to success.

* Also the ability to concentrate on many aspects at once…ie, managing their minds!

NB:

WORK is a four letter word. Talent in itself is not sufficient to rise to the pinnacle of success. True champions work really hard (“their butts off”) in developing their abilities to the absolute fullest.

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SUMMARY
Three resolutions:

* self reliance

* self discipline

* self responsibility
True champions have:
* Talent (“It was as if I was floating on a cloud of endless possibilities…”)

Talent may appear to flow so effortlessly, but doesn’t take into consideration the thousands of effort and practice put in by an athlete

* Discipline

* Tenacity

* The “will to win” (“an indomitable will)
“Strength does not come from physical capacity; it comes from an indomitable will.”
– Mahatma Gandhi (and Lance Armstrong)

* Integrity (you’re now just taking the first steps back on the road to rehabilitation and being “more human”, Tiger!)

* Desperation (a “cast iron” determination to work hard)

* Chrystal clear focus (single-mindedness)

* Consistency of performance (great)
“You look at Valentino Rossi, Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer – they back up year after year. I’m not getting too far ahead of myself, but the motivation will be similar.”
– the words of Jamie Whincup (back-to-back Australian Supercar champion)

And current All Black captain Richie McCaw delivers constant (and consistent) excellent displays of his rugby skills.

NB:
* Inspiration (they are inspired to regularly deliver elite performances)

* FUN, greatly enjoying what they do..
Discover, then celebrate the champion of life that is in YOU!

“If you can dream it, then you can do it!”

And have great fun along the magical journey of life…perhaps even floating on your own cloud of endless possibilities #

Shared by Craig Lock Eagle Productions (“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it,You can become it.”

– William Arthur Ward

# that’s a metaphor, btw

“Life is measured not in years alone, but in achievement.”
– Bruce McLaren (New Zealand racing driver and founder of the McLaren motor racing marque, died 1970)

“To live your life in your own way
To reach the goals you’ve set for yourself
To be the person you want to be –
That is success.”
– author anon.

“There is one only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way”
– Christopher Morley

“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”
– Charles Du Bois

“I am not just a human being…
I am a human ‘bean’ just becoming.”
– My good friend and “wise” intellectual philosopher, Dr Andy Eastcott (thanks for fixing my teeth and for the most interesting discussions on life, “mate”)

“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.”
– Harold Taylor

About the submitter:
Craig 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 in life with enough FAITH and PERSISTENCE.

http://members.tripod.com/~lock77/ http://www.craiglockbooks.com and http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” (including ‘The Winning Mind’ and and ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons’) are available at:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

Craig’s new e-book ‘ The Winning Way’ is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WQSGEI.

The submitter’s motor racing blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at http://grandprixdriver.wordpress.com
https://grandprixchampion.wordpress.com/
http://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com/
http://raceinthezone.wordpress.com
http://godandformula1.wordpress.com/
http://www.sportforpeace.wordpress.com and his various other blogs are at http://craigsblogs.wordpress
(Obsessive …or WHAT!!)
“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, empower, uplift and encourage to reach their fullest potentials.”

PS:
Most importantly, have FUN enjoying the life journey

” I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Oh man! There is no planet sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become.”
– James Allen

“No vision and you perish; No Ideal, and you’re lost; Your heart must ever cherish Some faith at any cost. Some hope, some dream to cling to, Some rainbow in the sky, Some melody to sing to, Some service that is high.”
– Harriet Du Autermont

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

THIS ARTICLE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

“SPORT FOR PEACE”
“The peace of the brave is within our reach. We must keep reaching.”
– the words of former US President Bill Clinton in 1993 at the signing of the peace treaty between Israeli Premier Yatkik Rabin and the PLO’s Yassar Arafat on the lawn of the White House in 1993

PPS
See dad, the dream never died; it just took another course…
“Life is what happens in between making other plans”

– John Lennon

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

Summary of the Book ‘Say ‘YES’ to your Potential’ – Part Three (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)

March 3, 2014

Article Title: Summary of the Book ‘Say ‘YES’ to your Potential’ – Part Three (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)

Submitted by: Craig Lock

Category (key words): Success, personal growth, success skills, success principles, Skip Ross, self help, inspiration, inspirational books,, motivation, empowerment, mind, mind power, life purpose, spirit, spiritual writings, dreams, empowerment, follow your dreams, words of empowerment and inspiration (enough there now) .

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lockhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.htmland http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Publishing Guidelines:

This piece (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print. .

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

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Summary of the Book “Say ‘YES’ to your Potential” (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson) – Part Three

Introduction:

Craig has been studying the amazing powers of the human mind, as well as the “secrets of success” for the past two decades. This article (in point form for brevity) is largely based on my notes from a most inspiring and uplifting book by an American by the name, “Skip” Ross from many years ago (however the principles, I believe, are eternal truths). I am sharing this summary, the contents of the Amway man’s work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to reach their full potentials, achieving their dreams in life, whatever they may be “to just GO FOR IT”.

Thank you sincerely, “Skip” and Carole for sharing (with humour even though quite “religious”) your most uplifting words of wisdom in encouraging me to follow my passion and to reach for my personal dreams. I (in turn) am passing them on through the amazing power of the www, as my dream is helping others to realise their personal dreams in life.

Now on the article (at long last!)…

* Dynamic living is continually in the process of accomplishing worthwhile goals.

Setting goals and pursuing them is exciting. Have a goal, look ahead, not back on previous experiences – as in the life of Jesus. Utilise the process of goal-setting. Decide what we want – what we want to do or be – then set the goal. Don’t look at the past; when we set goals on the basis of yesterday’s experience, we limit the future by the past.

We are goal orientated creatures. When the goal is set and you commit yourself to that goal, you will find a way to make it become reality.

Success: is it a destination or a journey? To be without a goal is to die psychologically. However, balance in life is the key. God has given us the equipment to achieve that kind of living. So start for the top and say, “I can.” The collected verses of Edgar A Guest.

3. Einstein said that the average person uses only 2 of his or her intellectual capacity. William James said 10. At best it’s 15. Often that great potential within each one of us is summoned at a point of crisis, and very seldom at any other time. We are richly endowed by God. There are so many things we can do, if we use what God gives us. The poet Robert Browning once said: “My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what God has made.”

God made you a genius with supernatural potential.

4. GIVE and you will receive.

Life is meant to be lived to the utmost. Ecclesiastes 7:13: “See the way the Creator does things and fall into line. Don’t fight the facts of nature.”

Plant seeds of LOVE, not hate. The Living Bible says: “For if you give, you will get! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use to give – large or small – will be used to measure what is given back to you (Luke 6:36).” One thing we can all give – a word of praise .

Proverbs 16:24: “Kind words are like honey – enjoyable and healthful.” Give the word of praise for 90 consecutive days, and it will change your life. What you give you will receive, and in the process of receiving praise, you will be encouraged and become a better person. Expect – be open to receive, when it comes. By watering others, we water ourselves.

“If you hear a kind word spoken Of some worthy soul you know, It may fill his heart with sunshine If you only tell him so. If a deed, however humble, Helps you on your way to go, Find the one whose hand helped you, Seek him out and tell him so.”

A man is known by the company he keeps (or should it be avoids). George Washington: “Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone, than in bad company.” We can’t afford negative people in our lives.

“Tune out negative voices from without and within” – American baseball legend, Babe Ruth

Concentrate (center) on your strengths and never allow your weaknesses to detract from what you do best. We need to control what goes into the subconscious mind; because it is limited in its ability to perform by the raw materials that we give it (like sowing seeds in a garden). Do selective reading/viewing by using the principle of EXCLUSION. Get rid of what you don’t want to make room for what you do want in your life.

BE happy and have great fun along the journey of life.

Craig Lock (Eagle Productions NZ)

“True success is just being the person you really want to be.”

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the often seemingly difficult or even “impassible”) path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

“Our talents are our gift to God… but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God.”

“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

About the submitter: Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights to try to make a difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life’s magical journey … and that brings him the greatest joy. His mission is in his own small way, is trying to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lockhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.htmland http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

THE SENILITY PRAYER

“Lord, Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.”

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

Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better”

THIS ARTICLE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

“If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.” – a wife (I won’t say whose)

PPS: As they carry me to my deathbed, I’ll be saying: “Lord, Can you just give me one more hour to finish off one last article. PLEASE!” –

craig (as inspired by the quote of singer, Barry Manilow)

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Summary of the Book “Say ‘YES’ to your Potential” Part One (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)

February 28, 2014

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Picture by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not posess!)

web site http://jetpix.wordpress.com/

Article Title: Summary of the Book “Say ‘YES’ to your Potential” Part One (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Success, Personal growth, Skip Ross, Motivation, Life purpose, success principles, spiritual, inspiration,

Web Sites: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4   http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html  and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

Other Articles are available at: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/user/15565and 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:

This piece (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print. .

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
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“SAY ‘YES’ TO YOUR POTENTIAL” (Part One)

Introduction:
Craig has been studying the amazing powers of the human mind, as well as the “secrets of success” for much of his life. This article (in point form for brevity) is largely based on my notes from a most inspiring and uplifting book by an American by the name, “Skip” Ross from many years ago (however the principles, I believe, are eternal truths). I am sharing this summary, the contents of the Amway man’s work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to reach their full potentials, achieving their
dreams in life, whatever they may be “to just GO FOR IT”.

Thank you sincerely, “Skip” and Carole for sharing (with humour) your most uplifting words of wisdom in encouraging me to follow my passion and to reach for my personal dreams. I (in turn) am passing them on through the amazing power of the www, as my dream is encouraging and hopefully helping others to strive for and then realise their personal dreams in life.

Now on the article (at long last!)…

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SAY ‘YES’ TO YOUR POTENTIAL (PART ONE)
by ‘SKIP’ ROSS (with Carole C.Carlson)

Skip Ross’s Magic Formula for Dynamic Living unfolds the secrets of a life filled with joy and happiness.

Here are 10 universal principles that can be the key to unlocking your full potential. The PRINCIPLES of:

1. GIVING: Give and you receive… and EVERYONE has something to give.

2. EXCLUSION: Get rid of what you don’t want to make room for what you do want to flow into your life.

3. CREATION: Decide what you want, define it clearly, then write it down.

4. VISUALISATION: Get a clear mental picture of your most earnest desires, fill it with emotion and hold onto it.

5. COMMAND: Whatever you speak, that’s what is going to happen. So watch out what you say!

6. ACTION: DO it NOW!

7. FAITH: The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith tears down walls and builds bridges of hope. But how does this apply in a practical sense?

8. ENTHUSIASM: Give everything you’ve got to everything you do.

9. SELF DISCIPLINE: Do what needs to be done, when it should be done, whether you like it or not.

10. PERSISTENCE. Say. “I will…until”.

“You are today what you want to be.” We use only 10% of our potential – the other 90% “might have been”. We have been endowed by God with incredible abilities, that if tapped would produce a dynamic style of life.

* You are a genius.

* GIVE and you receive far more.

* Turn your dreams into reality: What is your burning desire?

* SPEAK your most earnest desires into existence: Verbalise your future, as this releases energy.

* BELIEVE it before you see it.

* Do it UNTIL.

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THE STEPS:

1. Understand the source of your self image.

2. Believe your self image can be changed.

3. Decide what kind of person you WANT to be.

4. Write it (this picture/image) down.

5. Spend time with the person you want to be…this is the challenge.

6. Whatever a person focuses their thoughts on becomes reality in their life.
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
– Proverbs

“God gives us each day to use as we will. When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place we have traded for it. The day can be used for gain, not loss, for good, not evil, for success, not failure. We can waste time worrying about what might happen, or fretting about what did happen. If we want time, we have to make it.”

“The measure of our accomplishments in life is not a measure of time that we have to do things; but it’s a measure of what we do with the time we have, with the talents we have.”

Louis Pascal once said: “Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you and you will be tomorrow, where the thoughts of today take you.”

You can be a different kind of person, you can be any kind of person you choose to be. You are responsible for your own attitudes and the kind of life you are living. There are two kinds of people: positive and negative. Always be open – reasons why things change – we tend to seek the comfort of the familiar; therefore change is painful and we tend to resist it.

” I’m planting a seed like a farmer. I challenge you to do more than you have ever done before in your life, to be more than you have ever dreamed you could be. To do more than you thought you could do, I’m challenging you to become ALL you were created to be. I know it’s possible. I became more than what I was ”
– “Skip” Ross.
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Your dreams can become reality and you can become all you were created to be.

BE happy and have great fun along the journey

Craig Lock (Eagle Productions NZ: “Information and Inspiration Distributors, Incorrigible Encouragers and People-builders”) )

“True success is just being the person you really want to be.”

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the often seemingly difficult or even “impassible”) path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

About the submitter:
Craig has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives.

http://members.tripod.com/~lock77/http://www.craiglockbooks.com and www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4   http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html  and   http://goo.gl/vTpjk

The submitter’s blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.craigsblogs.wordpress.com

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

THIS PIECE MAY BE FREELY PUBLISHED

“The important thing is not to win, but to take part.
The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.
The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well.”

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“Everyone has some talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”

February 23, 2014

A path (from nidministries)

“Everyone has some talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”

                     ― Erica Jong , author of Fear of Flying

 

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How to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True – Fifteen Principles to Realise Them

February 23, 2014

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Picture by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not posess!)

web site http://jetpix.wordpress.com/

Article Title: How to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True – Fifteen Principles to Realise Them (1999)

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Author Name: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Success, Dreams, Self Help, Personal Growth, Inspiration, Self Help Books, Personal Growth, Success Skills, Empowerment,
Positive Psychology, Motivation (enough there now)
Web sites: : http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

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

We hope that the following piece may be informative and helpful to your e-zine readers, or on your web site. If it helps others “out there” on the pathway to success, then we’re very happy.

Note: Please excuse all (the frequent use of) the ‘CAPS . I’m not “shouting”, but merely trying to make what I consider key words stand out in this article.

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

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Fifteen Dynamic Principles to Make Your Wildest
Dreams Come True

“I’d rather attempt something great and fail…
than try something easy + ordinary and succeed.”
– inspiring words from Norman Vincent Peale
(US preacher and author)

According to Bill Gates there are 3 keys to success in any new
venture:
1) Being in the right place at the right time! (You could well be already there!)

2) Have a vision of where the industry/business you’re working in is going!
and

3) Taking Massive and Immediate Action! (It is time to ACT!)

“The future belongs to those who believe in the quality of their dreams.”

Was it Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, the famous German poet and philosopher who said those wise words… or was it perhaps my good friend and “technogeek” associate , Bill Rosoman?

“Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.”
– Maxwell Maltz

Here are my 15 steps to fulfilling my wildest dreams . . .

1. KNOW YOURSELF. Get in touch with your Higher Self. Know and accept your weaknesses and faults (we all have them), but even more so your strengths, abilities and gifts. Build on your strengths and try to minimize or improve on your weaknesses; however work more on your strengths. An honest, objective analysis of yourself is the first step in preparing you for success and realizing your dreams. Celebrate you for just being you, a unique creation. “Each one of us has been uniquely created by God and within each of us, we have certain special ‘instincts’ or ‘natural tendencies/strengths/inclinations’ towards certain things. When you learn to trust and rightly apply your instinct, that is when your uniqueness will shine through. You will have no competition. You will attract those people that just need and love your service or products. There are ways you can develop to let more of your natural strengths to shine through in your business (and your life). Amazing, isn’t it?”
– anon

Aim for mental CLARITY about what you most want out of life. Think about it and write it down. If it’s happiness, what do you mean by happiness: a sense of belonging, recognition, independence, love, money or security? Most people couldn’t tell you what they want out of life, other than some generalities, like “be happy, rich, etc”. Just KNOW exactly what you are seeking. .If you don’t know where you are and where you want to go with your life, how will you ever get there? Aim at nothing and you’re sure to hit it.

2. GET PASSIONATE. Don’t apologize for getting passionate. What excites you the most? If you are not enthusiastic and excited about what you’re doing, your path in life, you’ll never get others to share your dream. Once you find your passion, you will have found your POWER, MEANING and PURPOSE in life. SIGNIFICANCE is more important than success, I feel.

3. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PASSION. Always be aware…negative people will poison your dream faster than
anything else. Motto: “If you can’t be positive, shut up!” Try and stay positive … even in the face of negativity. People couldn’t
understand when I said about twenty years ago that I wanted to write inspiring words to try to make a difference to touch people’s lives around the globe from a “small town/little city” here near the bottom of the world. That was my personal vision in my circumstances. I’d never heard of the net and some people (friends and associates) said I was “crazy” and laughed.

4. ACCEPT FROM THE START THAT YOU WON’T PLEASE EVERYONE. You’re going to be misunderstood, misquoted, hurt some feelings, perhaps even lose some friends (for the time being). Motto: ” What other people think of me is none of my business!” Repeat this statement to yourself, especially when you doubt or feel discouraged – you will be many times. People will think you are crazy, when you state your dream. “Impossible!”

5. ALWAYS BE YOURSELF. “To thine own self be true.” (Shakespeare’s Hamlet, act I.3.) This is supremely important, no matter what the world may think of you. The masses are conditioned to mediocrity and other people’s success can make them not feel so good about their own insignificant little lives (the “tall poppy syndrome”, so prevalent here in New Zealand and in Australia). Accept yourself. Learn from others – but don’t be intimidated by them, or pretend to be someone you’re not; because, “We are most
effective when we’re being ourselves.”

6. DON’T BE SCARED OF MAKING MISTAKES. The only real mistake is one from which you learn nothing. Motto: “Far better to try
something and fail, than try nothing and succeed!”

7. ACCEPT THAT IT WILL NEVER BE EASY. Realizing your dream may be the hardest, most uphill thing you’ll ever do. A truth: “You
can’t coast uphill.” If you truly believe in what you’re doing (or trying to do), the value of your product or service and that it will ultimately HELP others, the key ingredient in success is never giving up. “Keep on keeping on” with your quest. It has been said that “success is 99% made up of failures”.

8 (i). TRY AND STAY HUMBLE (no matter how successful you may eventually be.) Don’t ever think you’ve made it and arrived —
there’s always lots up ahead, more to do, higher mountains to climb. Motto: “The greatest way to do our thing has yet to be
discovered!”

“If the Lord makes you successful one day, I’ll keep you humble.”

– a wife (I won’t say whose!)

(ii) Live with absolute integrity. This is MOST IMPORTANT.
“If you have integrity, nothing else matters.
If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”
– Alan K. Simpson

9. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF – OR GOD (INFINITE/CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE, HIGHER SELF, HIGHER POWER, THE UNIVERSE, GRAND DESIGNER OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU CALL THE GREAT CREATOR). There
is incredible power in yourself (in the form of the unique human mind – conscious and subconscious ), but far more so in the forces of the Universe. Make them work for you by living your life in harmony with these natural forces. Like positive energy attracts like. Enough “spiritual” thoughts! Back to the “real world” and you…Avoid having a minority complex (Who am I, a ‘nothing’?”) or be filled with
feelings of self pity (“nobody likes me”), or think “I can’t do
it”, which will steal your dream. You are special and unique – a ‘child of the Universe, of God.’

10. HAVE FUN. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems – don’t get too solemn, or serious or too downcast when things go wrong (as they
surely will from time to time). Take a leaf from Thomas Edison’s book: “I never did a day’s work in my entire life: it was all FUN!” Laugh at life’s funny moments, and there are plenty of them.

“The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”
– J.M. Barrie

11. DEVELOP ‘THE WILL TO LIVE’. Because there will be plenty of times when you’ll face the death of your dream. When failures,
disappointments, criticisms, doubts (great) come, you need the will and
faith for better days to keep going. Remember: We learn far more from our
failures than our successes, because failures show us what doesn’t work. So failure is just one step closer to ultimate success. Often the difference between failure and success is trying just one more time, picking yourself up off the canvas after being knocked down time and again.

12. DEVELOP ‘THE WILL TO HELP AND SERVE OTHERS’. Success on its own (i.e., for its own sake) will pollute and corrupt you; it’s a ‘dead end street’, unless you have meaning and significance in your life. The years of struggle breed fortitude and character. The gold may be an inch away from the seam, where your fellow miners have given up. You need to succeed for a reason, a purpose, a cause that’s
bigger than you! And IF (“a very big if) you’ve fulfilled all the above “requirements”.

Your dream may even be to help others reach their dreams.

13. ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR OPPORTUNITIES. They are all around you. There are no permanent problems- only solutions, possibilities and opportunities. The Chinese word for ‘crisis’ means ‘danger’ + ‘opportunity’. Always remember, when you’ve exhausted all your possibilities, you haven’t – there’s always another way, a better way… and even more importantly, always another day!

14. IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING, DEVELOP THE ‘WILL TO SUCCEED’ with absolute commitment. It is not enough to just survive – aim at being the best you can possibly be! Keep your dream big, bold and even “outrageous” – don’t water it down or settle for mediocrity, even if others think you are crazy! Trust
in your judgment, your
intuition and your creative mind to
overcome any obstacles (and you’re sure to come across them). “Be bold and mighty unseen forces come to your aid.” (I love that quote by Brian Tracy). Always remember, “What is impossible with man is possible with God”….so put your
trust in the Creator (Great), the Essence of Life and aim for the heavens, even the stars.
Always remember, God will never give you a dream without your having the capacity (or potential) to see it to fruition.

Also God’s dreams are always far bigger than we can envisage (nice big word, eh…or should I have rather said ‘imagine’!) ourselves.
“The dreams of great dreamers are not realised, but are surpassed…made FAR BIGGER by the Spirit of the Universe.
“Make (Let) your dreams be big enough for God to fit in.”

All we have to do is WORK hard, doing one’s very best and TRUST…because with FAITH (great) + ACTION (the faith impels one to the action) ANYTHING is possible.

Listen to the uniqueness of your soul.
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM! Be patient and have
faith (GREAT). Don’t be in too much of a hurry to achieve your goals and dreams. BIG dreams usually take much longer to materialise than what we expect and hope for. (“God, please give me patience…but please HURRY. I want it right NOW”)

Be persistent and never quit. “Keep on keeping on.” As the saying goes, ‘Winners never quit and quitters never win.’ Have faith: firstly in yourself, your abilities and then in a Higher Power, our Creator, the Source of Life, Who/That wants for you to fulfil yourself through your unique gifts and abilities and then you’ll be full of joy. In so doing, you’ll reach your full potential as a human ‘bean’ and be be able to help others and in your own special way to make a difference – a better world.

What would YOU do with your life, if you knew you could not possibly fail?

Life is not a dress rehearsal, it’s the main event. GO FOR THAT DREAM. A seed of uniqueness, of even “genius” lies within your soul…
and your DESTINY is within YOUR reach.

GOOD LUCK in GOING FOR IT with all you’ve got…
and most importantly,

ENJOY THE JOURNEY down the rapids of life.

Live, love and be happy

Shared by “a dreamer” Craig Lock Eagle Productions (“Information and inspiration distributor, writer for self empowerment, incorrigible encourager and people-builder” )
1999

“Life is about finding, then following the dream… and
one’s dream/vision comes to reality through believing in
yourself, making the commitment and then creating it.”
– craig

“Some men see things as they are and say: ‘Why?’
I dream things that never were and say, ‘Why not?'”
– George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist, essayist and critic (1856-1950)

“All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day;
or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let great dreams die;
but others nourish and protect them,
nurse them through bad days,
till they bring them to the sunshine and light,
which comes always to those who sincerely hope
that their dreams will come true.”

– Woodrow Wilson (1856-1925)
President of the United States (1913-1921)

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the often seemingly difficult or even
‘impassible’) path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

“When I let go of what (and who) I think I am, I become all that I can be… and am capable of being.”
– craig (as adapted and inspired from Lao Tzu)

About the author:
In his life mission Craig hopes to help, encourage, motivate, uplift and perhaps even inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials. His dream is seeing people finding, striving for the “seemingly impossible” and one day perhaps even realising their personal goals and dreams.

http://members.tripod.com/~lock77/www.craiglockbooks.com and www.selfgrowth.com/experts/craig_lock.html

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

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

 

“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.”

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

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

PPS: I love the following quotations, that inspire me daily…

“We make a living by what we get…but we make a life by what we give.”
– Norman MacEwan

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr stated, “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Faith sees the invisible, trusts the incredible and achieves the impossible.”

Faith is the bright light that guides you through the darkness.”
– Emmet Fox

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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Picture (above): Paddleboard Nelson by Gemma Chapman (credit House of Travel)

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Picture (right) by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not posess!)

web site http://jetpix.wordpress.com

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