Article Title: It's All up To YOU (from 'Endless Possibilities, Far and Great Horizons')
Shared by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Success, Sport, Sport Psychology, Motivation, Mind, Mind Control, Mind-power, Achievement, Champion, Excellence (enough there for now, craig)
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The submitter’s blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at and

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(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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We hope that the following article (some notes in point form extracted from one of Craig's first manuscripts on sport psychology 'The Winning Mind' *, together with some thoughts from a new "work", which he's currently writing titled 'Endless Possibilities') may be informative and helpful to your e-zine readers, or on your web site. This piece (as with all my writings) may be freely reproduced electronically or in print. If it helps others "out there" on the 'amazing journey of life', then we're very happy. "We share what we know, so that we all may grow."



"At the end of the day, it comes down to individuals and how much they want it. Set goals for yourself and work hard towards achieving them.

There are no shortcuts to success - you need total preparation and total commitment. When you're under pressure to perform, it's all down to YOU.

It all comes back to those who want it the most - those who won't settle for second best and are prepared to put in the hard work.

When you step up to the plate in whatever sport you do, if you're good enough, have put in the hard work and have totally prepared, you CAN win. Don't sell yourself short by settling for anything less." - the words of former New Zealand and New South Wales, Australian Institute of Sport head kayak coach, Benny Hutchings (as published in the Gisborne Herald newspaper).


"To be perfectly honest, I am very driven by my own goals. So I put that much pressure on myself, that all the other pressure doesn't make a difference.

Believe, really believe anything is possible." - the words of rising star racing deriver and Formula One aspirant, Brendon Hartley

An 'unquenchable HUNGER' for success, together with 'unflinching and indefatigable' DESIRE, mixed with large helpings of PERSISTENCE will always produce great rewards.

Shared by Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributer,Writer for Self Empowerment, ,Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder" + sports-fanatic")

"Champions aren't made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - an inner flame that burns brightly...with 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."

– craig

"Our talents are our gifts from God... but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God."

"Only when you've been in the deepest valley can a person know what it's like to stand on the highest peak." - inspiring words from Richard Nixon, former United States President

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials...and so become 'ever more champions of life'."


"Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility... and together let's look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Let us all lift our eyes a little higher."

- craig

Author's Bio: 

About the submitter:

In his life mission Craig hopes to encourage, motivate and inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials and live their very best lives. He believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual (and guiding) spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being. 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, even 'Endless Possibilities' in life with enough FAITH and PERSISTENCE.

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

Craig’s blog on which he’s posting (sharing) various thoughts and extracts is on his blog at and

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Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials...and so become 'ever more champions of life'."