This poem by Walter D. Wintle changed my life sometime around 7th or 8th grade, when I saw it at school somewhere and then took it home and pasted on a wall in my bedroom. I looked at it everyday during my sports seasons and decided I thought I would be a champion in something some day.

Success is a mind game, and this poem says everything I could possibly say about it but so much better and more eloquently.


And the site that graphic came from,, looks pretty cool, too.