The Victor by C.W. Longenecker-
(A Poem from Arnold Palmers Locker)
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think that you dare not, you don’t
If you’d like to win but you think you can’t,
It’s almost certain that you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost
For out in the world you’ll find
Success begins with a fellow’s will.
It’s all in the state of mind.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
If you are lucky enough to have a grandma like mine, you’ll understand what it’s like to receive that unexpected package in the mail with that recognizable grandma writing on the front. Often times I admit, contrary to my usual nutritional habits, the package contains some delicious baked goods along with poignant news clippings about my hometown sports teams, the importance of flu shots or meningitis awareness, or various other health related topics. However, one summer day in 2008 I received a package from my grandma which (along with the cookies, of course) contained a book that revolutionized my mental game and without a doubt improved my performance on the field. (more…)