A collection of thoughts and quotations compiled by Craig Lock (in 1994), that have inspired him in his quest and "mission".
"What you ARE is as important as what you do."
"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." - anon
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford
"Never ever give up - never" - Winston Churchill No matter what path you are on, people (often well-meaning) will not understand and will criticise you. Are you strong enough to handle critics?
Passionate people, who live their dreams, embrace what they love and never give up. They overcome many (and often seemingly insurmountable) obstacles on path to success in pursuing their life vision.
"Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve." - Leonardo Da Vinci
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off goal."
- Henry Ford
"We who lived in concentration camps can remember men who walked through huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof, that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: The last of his freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." - Viktor E. Frankl in his book, 'Man's Search for Meaning' *
DON'T BE AFRAID TO FAIL
You've failed many times; although you may not remember.
* Didn't you fall down first time you tried to walk? (What would you have done, if your dear mom had given up on you ever walking as a baby). No, she waited patiently for you to take those first tentative steps.
* You almost drowned first time you tried to swim, didn't you?
* Did you hit ball first time you swung a bat? Heavy hitters, ones who strike most home runs, also strike out a lot.