“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he (or she) has overcome.”

LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as "life unfolds"

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2018/07/28/success-is-to-be-measured-not-so-much-by-the-position-that-one-has-reached-in-life-as-by-the-obstacles-which-he-or-she-has-overcome-2/

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via “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he (or she) has overcome.” — Books by craig lock: “Explore, Dream, Discover”

SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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“The writer is born”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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Craig decided to fill in some of the long and boring days by doing some research and writing on stress, goal setting, motivation etc. He also wrote a short book on how he became politically aware…

via “The writer is born”

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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BECOMING: An Odyssey

Beyond the Zone: God and The Spiritual Journey

picture from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/07/25/the-sound-of-silence-by-simon-and-garfunkel-2/

Title for a possible new book (thanks, Michelle O…Oh NO,  please not another one, c!))

“Become the person you are CAPABLE of being … and ALL the person God, Our Creator intended us to become.

https://nzwriter.wordpress.com/tag/books-by-craig-lock/page/2/

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and

https://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/category/uplifting-thoughts-by-craig-lock/

from a Google search (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)
but God (far more than Google)… but then perhaps I should thank both!
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&ei=tPA5Xe6bLsevyAOjnbSABQ&q=Be+all+you+are+CAPABLE+of+being+and+becoming+craig+lock&oq=Be+all+you+are+CAPABLE+of+being+and+becoming+craig+lock&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160l4.12623.18384..18861…0.0..0.403.2533.0j2j8j0j1……0….1..gws-wiz…….0i71j35i302i39j33i21.DU10pwm6UT0&ved=0ahUKEwjuxYjJ1dDjAhXHF3IKHaMODVAQ4dUDCAo&uact=5

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YOU can be a champion

https://achampionofhope.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/you-can-be-a-champion/ and https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/you-can-be-a-champion/ via YOU can be a champion http://www.racetothechequeredflag.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 … Continue reading YOU can be a champion

“I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

pic (not your nose, please) from http://www.mymovie.wordpress.com Memory (Short-term) : Difficulties + absorbing (processing) "info" (multi-tasking, like walking and talking) Conversation with "the nurse" yesterday about my forgetting my limitations after more chaos on the gym program (and making an absolute 'idiot/wally' of myself) trying to follow instructions for the exercises... (There was a new … Continue reading “I know it’s hard for you to understand and I can be most exasperating (big word, eh!); but if I didn’t (always) try so hard, I would simply give up and never get anything accomplished (in my ‘little’ life).”

My 9/11 Story

Hi Bob
Thanks for another follow(s)
c

Thanks for the follow(s) # and/or’likes’

if you want to follow me, go to
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/craigs-list-of-blogs-about-300-of-them-at-wordpress/
(to find one or two of interest…perhaps)

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

+

https://www.facebook.com/Uplift-Encourage-and-Inspire-479972392393133/

# Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera* in the “real world”, rather than in cyberspace!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time) #

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!

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

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)
http://www.craigsquotes.woespress.com

All the best with your blog, Bob

Shared by craig

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder” *

* not bridges (thank goodness)!

Well my family and friends say I’m “safest” just writing and sharing
Still

Driven to share, uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Ten Thousand Days

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Everyyear I sharethe personal 9/11 story of my lifelong best friend and I.

It’s an amazing story of friendship, beer and baseball.

In 2016our story was told by Mike Rowe on his “The Way I Heard It” podcast. The episode was called “You Don’t Know Mike”. It went viral and was seen and heard by millions of people.

Last year I re-wroteour story for the popular website “Love What Matters“.

Here is our story.

Eighteen years ago this past week I travelled to the East Coast on business with Wild Oats Markets. It was a fast-paced trip that was to cover a lot of ground. I started in Florida for two days, then flew to Boston for a day before driving to visit a couple of stores in Connecticut.

On September 10, 2001 my co-worker/friend Simonand I finished our work several hours early at the Wild…

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The Story of the Cracked Pot

INSPIRE

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THE STORY OF THE CRACKED POT

“A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years, this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two…

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84 ways TBI can make your life really interesting

crack light quotefrom my book BROKEN (still to be written)

OOPS – I see it’s written already (can’t keep track of all my books)!

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see https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/

There is a crack in everything.That’s how the light gets in.’
– Leonard Cohen
and
“We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNTmFIGG072dnuOi2tUnhBICGhNkDw%3A1569515399975&lei=h-eMXcaSO8zb9QPTrLDYBg&q=quotes%20about%20being%20broken&ved=2ahUKEwjiharA9O7kAhVDbysKHQVdCmAQsKwBKAV6BAgAEAY&biw=1280&bih=842
My broken brilliance will shine a light in the darkness.
– Matt Hardy
Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/broken-quotes
from “my filing system”, ie.
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNTmFIGG072dnuOi2tUnhBICGhNkDw%3A1569515399975&lei=h-eMXcaSO8zb9QPTrLDYBg&q=quotes%20about%20being%20broken&ved=2ahUKEwjiharA9O7kAhVDbysKHQVdCmAQsKwBKAV6BAgAEAY&biw=1280&bih=842
Shared by “crackpot”
look up Story of the cracked pot, c
see ww.upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com
and
http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&sxsrf=ACYBGNTAdFoLZERwwMOavamBPBwFVzavrA%3A1569518493120&ei=nfOMXd7xBtH79QO805uIDg&q=%22story+of+the+cracked+pot%22&oq=%22story+of+the+cracked+pot%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i8i67l2j0i22i30l8.2017.5329..5614…0.0..0.220.433.2-2……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i39j0i7i30j0i8i30.ejN5SopwO0s&ved=0ahUKEwietICCgO_kAhXRfX0KHbzpBuEQ4dUDCAs&uact=5
“Doing everything ‘on impulse”’

Also see

https://upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/the-story-of-the-cracked-pot/
PPS
“Do not go where the path may lead…
go where there is no path and leave a trail…of chaos!”

from my book BROKEN (still to be written)

# see note above

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Broken Brain - Brilliant Mind

Some time back, I compiled a list of possible issues TBI can introduce into your life. I combed through a bunch of sources and then put them all together, took out the duplicates, and came up with a list of common complaints related to traumatic brain injury. I’ve refined the list over the past couple of years, and I’m sure there are more issues I’ve missed, but this is what I’ve  been working with, thus far.  These apply to mild, moderate, and severe. And a lot of them are problems I have dealt with on a regular basis throughout the course of my life.

Here’s the list, broken down by category:

Behavioral
1. Impulsiveness
2. Aggression (verbal/physical)
3. Raging behavior

Communication
4. Trouble being understood
5. Trouble understanding
6. Trouble finding words
7. Trouble communicating in general

Emotions/Moods
8. Agitated, can’t settle down
9. Angerrrrrr!!!
10. Anxiety – Feeling vague…

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Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/rock-bottom-became-the-solid-foundation-on-which-i-rebuilt-my-life/ You may also like https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2019/09/21/the-journey-the-long-and-winding-road-3/ Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring Shared by "totally unmusical" c "Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder" * * not bridges (thank goodness)! Well my family and friends say I'm "safest" just writing and sharing Still Driven to share, … Continue reading Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life

RETRAINING THE BRAIN: Right Thinking

Mindpower (The Amazing Power of the Human Mind)

Brain neuronsRetraining the Brain: Right Thinking

Just jotted down these thoughts quickly this am. Will add a few more “torts”. Enjoy in the meantime.

c

http://www.theformula1mind.wordpress.com

Changing patterns of thinking can transform our lives

DON’T SET LIMITATIONS (for yourself)

see http://www.beyondboundarieslimits.wordpress.com

Changing old thinking leads to new truths.

You CAN change your thoughts (for the better) – which change the brain chemistry in the “top two inches”.

it’s a new way to react, to respond to negative events in your life

This is a choice (but requires effort and practice to master)

Choose to respond positively and you will reap different outcomes in your life

see http://www.thechoiceanewbook.wordpress.com

and

performing under pressure

https://www.google.com/search?q=performing+under+pressure+craig+lock&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=performing+under+pressure+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.26840j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Right thinking releases right living

it’s not just about a change in thinking . When you get your “tinking” right!, your heart’s right.

So your actions get right!

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SUMMARY and CONCLUSION

Right thinking leads to…

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