Young sportspersons who want to make a mark in their game should always remember that excellence in sport is a state of mind. You have got to set your goals and work hard to achieve them, always believing that your goals are achievable.
Print this inspiring poem and paste it where you can read it at least once a day. It will help you realize your goals.
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you donít!
If you like to win, but think you canít,
Itís almost a cinch you wonít.
If you think youíll lose, youíre lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellowís will;
Itís all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
Youíve got to think high to rise,
Youíve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Lifeís battles donít always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who THINKS HE CAN.