Written by Craig Lock

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 handlerepparttar critics?

Passionate people, who live their dreams, embrace what they love and never give up. They overcome many (and often seemingly insurmountable) obstacles onrepparttar 123903 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 offrepparttar 123904 goal."

- Henry Ford

"We who lived inrepparttar 123905 concentration camps can rememberrepparttar 123906 men who walked throughrepparttar 123907 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' *


You've failed many times; although you may not remember.

* Didn't you fall downrepparttar 123908 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 drownedrepparttar 123909 first time you tried to swim, didn't you?

* Did you hitrepparttar 123910 ballrepparttar 123911 first time you swung a bat? Heavy hitters,repparttar 123912 ones who strikerepparttar 123913 most home runs, also strike out a lot.

How A Laundromat Helped Me Have A Higher Level Of Success

Written by Gordon Bellows

A few months ago, while driving home from an errand, I saw a sign on a building that changed my life. It was storming and there was an end-of-the-world kind of darkness, even though it wasrepparttar middle ofrepparttar 123902 day. Things had been onrepparttar 123903 negative side all day and there seemed to be no end in sight forrepparttar 123904 bad news.

Suddenly, I noticedrepparttar 123905 sign onrepparttar 123906 building. It wasrepparttar 123907 name of a neighborhood Laundromat, andrepparttar 123908 sign said "Sunshine Center." All at once, I started to smile as a flood of thoughts filled my head. I remembered so many good things I've heard overrepparttar 123909 years, such as; always have a good attitude, smile no matter what, andrepparttar 123910 words to that good old song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy!"

Seeing those two words, sunshine center, was like a wake-up call to get back to what I have believed in all along. I've long heldrepparttar 123911 belief that we can't always control what goes on around us, but we do have control over how we react torepparttar 123912 events.

Just seeingrepparttar 123913 word sunshine maderepparttar 123914 day seem much brighter. The word center reminded me that we should have our own sunshine within us at all times. By that, I mean a good attitude, a smile, andrepparttar 123915 resolve to make lemonade whenever life gives us lemons.

A feeling of peace came over me when I saw that sign. In just a matter of minutes I was able to think about a way to effectively deal withrepparttar 123916 situation that seemed so hopeless. I realized that I wasn't in such a rut after all. I just needed some sunshine, and if it wasn't there, I would create my own.

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