“Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

The Champion

muhammad-ali-2“Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
– Muhammad Ali

from

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/who-and-what-is-a-true-champion-1

and

https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?ie=UTF-8&rct=j&gws_rd=cr&ei=8ydTV_nVLoXM0AT9gabYBw#q=craig+lock+%2B+Champions+have+to+have+the+skill+and+the+will.+But+the+will+must+be+stronger+than+the+skill.

“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.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/a-champion-is-not-a-title-but-a-set-of-qualities-champions-arent-made-in-the-gym-champions-are-made-from-something-they-have-deep-inside-them-an-inner-flame-that-burns-b/

and
“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 ever-more become champions in (and of) their own lives.”
ALI FOREMAN CLAYTON
RIP, Muhammad Ali, “a true champion…of the world!”

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“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.”

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“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.”
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“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.”
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
DAWN (best)
golden light Mak

 

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“A passion for anything will ensure success, for the desire will point out the means.”

“A passion for anything, any endeavour will ensure success, for the desire will point out the means.”

as inspired by William Hazlett in one of my very first books, ‘Quote, Unquote’

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 “Passion is the driving force that brings us to acting on things that make life worth living.
© Emma Ortega Negrete
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka
South Africa and motor racing (sorry, m and the boys s and g). What about some balance in your life now , craig
“I don’t want to live a balanced life,  I just want to write.
 from
and
“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.”
golden light Mak

“You CAN, if you THINK you CAN!”

from

http://www.mindmindpower.wordpress.com

https://theformula1mind.wordpress.com/

 

https://formula1mind.wordpress.com/

 

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“If it’s to be…

it’s up to me.”

from

http://www.youcanbeachampion.wordpress.com

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“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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“What is success?

moon on the water at Tolaga Bay

“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate the beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
Or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

 

from

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/what-is-success/

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/what-is-success-to-laugh-often-and-much-to-win-the-respect-of-intelligent-people-and-the-affection-of-children/

and

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/the-principles-of-success-the-winning-edge

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“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.”
“A writer’s dreams

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

― Albert Pine

from https://beliefhope.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/what-we-do-for-ourselves-dies-with-us-what-we-do-for-others-and-the-world-is-and-remains-immortal/ and https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/

“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.”
Shine YOUR  bright light on humanity through sharing your unique gifts with the world…which can help others in some way
Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer (+ singer) and the world’s fourth worst writer”

“For me true success may be measured by the fortitude, with which so many ordinary people around the globe overcome numerous seemingly insurmountable obstacles through sheer force of character and indomitable spirit. They rise above the severest adversity (that life sometimes throws at them) down the often rocky journey of life. Unheralded, yet with an unquenchable and infinite generosity of human spirit, these are lives of greatness and souls who are the true heroes of this world.”

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Picture from http://www.quietheroes.wordpress.com

and

http://www.upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com

“For me true success may be measured by the fortitude, with which so many ordinary people around the globe overcome numerous seemingly insurmountable obstacles through sheer force of character and indomitable spirit. They rise above the severest adversity (that life sometimes throws at them) down the often rocky journey of life. Unheralded, yet with an unquenchable and infinite generosity of human spirit, these are lives of greatness and souls who are the true heroes of this world.”

– c (“incorrigible encourager and people-builder”*)

written after the Asian tsunami 13th August 2004)

# as my good microbiologist and dentist friend, Andy called me

“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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A writer’s dreams

Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
from 
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Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

“What is success? To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded.”

“What is success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate the beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
Or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

from    www.craiglockbooks.com

and https://sawriter.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/what-is-success/

“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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“A writer’s dreams”

“I believe if we are blessed, we can and should pass this on by being a blessing to others. For me, true success is helping, encouraging and supporting others, as many people as possible, to grow, to flourish in their own lives.”

“I believe if we are blessed, we can and should pass this on by being a blessing  to others.  For me, true success is helping, encouraging and supporting others, as many people as possible, to grow, to flourish in their own lives.”

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picture from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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!

“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.”

Photo (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
beach chairDream on!

“Success: It is open to each individual to choose the goal and go after it…”

“Success. It is open to each individual to choose the goal and go after it – growth and human essence known as character. Perhaps the ultimate purpose of life itself is the testing of the human spirit, to develop out of it something better, more nearly perfect. For after the sands and the dust of the human body has been buried, only the human spirit is left to go on. Each individual in his or her lifetime is entrusted with a fragment of that human essence, to be a spark of his own existence from birth to death. Rich? Has he or she enriched the life spirit, which was given to them? Successful? Has he or she made the spark glow more brightly.”

                    – powerful and inspiring words by Howard Whitman in Og Mandino’s ”University of Success’.

from   https://grandprixdrivermyblog.wordpress.com

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“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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