“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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“One of the greatest privileges in life lies in some way, somehow enriching the lives of others.”

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“One of the greatest privileges in life lies in some way, somehow enriching the lives of others.”
“Pure gold!”
“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
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Pictures (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!
PPS
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
Shared by “an incorrible encourager and people-builder”, but “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”.
Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

picture (above) from

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm“.

– Colette

from

http://www.craiglockbooks.com

 

Frank

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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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Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
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picture from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

 

PPS

“Together, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s inspire the world.”

 

dawn best

 

” Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. “

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from

https://beyondthezonespirit.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-2/

and

http://www.craiglockbooks.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.”

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Table Mountain

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

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picture from

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

 

“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.
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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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The Greatest Race: The Race of Life… “The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. “

“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. Believe in the dream even when it is impossible. Believe in the stars, even when they’re hidden in the storm. Believe in love, even when you can’t find it or feel it. Believe in faith, even when God is silent. So turn your hurts into halos and your deepest scars into the brightest stars. And when it’s time eventually to take your last breath… you will come to the end of your journey with pride behind you, love around you and hope ahead of you.”

– Benediction from Coretta Scott King’s funeral by Robert H. Schuller, founding Pastor, Chrystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California (and slightly adapted by craig)

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from

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/the-best-way-to-predict-your-future-is-to-create-it-so-believe-in-your-dream-never-throw-it-away/

and

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/category/lifes-journey/

“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.a
“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
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“When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts
“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c
“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.”
“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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 Writing into the light (from my Amazon books)
Pictures above (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:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer “

“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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“I have no idols, I admire work, dedication and competence !”

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– Ayrton Senna

from

http://www.ayrtonsennadasilva.wordpress.com

http://www.grandprixchampion.wordpress.com

http://www.grandprixdriver.myblog.wordpress.com

and

http://www.youcanbeachampion.wordpress.com

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, dedication, courage, passion, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”
(“the three ‘d’s’ and pees”)
“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 become champions in/of their own lives.” 
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Picture above (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:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst (and most incompetent) photographer “

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Once we start walking on that long journey, before long we will be able to look back and see how far we have come … because we did not give up.”

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picture (above)  from

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-madiba/

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with  a single step *. Once we (you) start walking on that long journey, before long we will be able to look back and see how far we have come … because we/you did not give up.

 

from

https://alongwalktopeace.wordpress.com/

https://longwalktopeace.wordpress.com/

and

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

*  or should that rather read

The journey of a thousand miles starts with…

a flat tyre and a broken fan-belt!

“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop and admire the view along the way.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/587/

and

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

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picture from

https://sawriter.wordpress.com/category/nelson-mandela-madiba/ and

http://www.mandelamadiba.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.”
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“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

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The human mind: “the world’s last unexplored frontier”…

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”

John Milton, Paradise Lost

from

https://mindmindpower.wordpress.com/ and

https://formula1mind.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.”

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picture from

http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com

 

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dawn best

Pictures above (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:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer “