Yes You Can - By Mike Lynch
Back home from the Super Bowl, moving on to spring training and waiting
for another Stanley Cup run by the Bruins. As I was putting away all of
my memorabilia from the Super Bowl in a closet, out tumbled a shoebox
that was filled with inspirational poems, motivational speeches from
great coaches and leaders that I had saved many years ago. One
of them was a gift from a former coach. Like the Patriots, we thought
were going to win the championship one season, but were shocked when we
lost and finished second. There were no trophies for the runners up,
instead the coach handed each one of us a poem at a team meeting after
our last game which more meaning, value and power than all of the
trophies we had accumulated in our young lives. It motivated us and
instilled a drive in our souls for the following season and still
resonates to this very day. It is timeless.
Read it, use it,
live by it and you’ll have a better chance of success than your
opponent. Substitute “boy” or “girl” for “man” where appropriate and it
will have an even greater impact. It is entitled “THE MAN WHO THINKS HE
CAN” and was written by Walter Wintle more than 100 years ago. Make it
your trophy. It’s never tarnished
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
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!
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Feb 16, 12Yes You Can - By Mike Lynch
Warriors Announce the Introduction of FULL SEASON U-16 Team Former VJW Players Battle For Boston's Hockey Bragging Rights VJW Teams Support Great Causes on the Frog Pond in Boston Former VJW Star Sam Kurker Continues Dream Year VJW Junior A Defenseman Conor Riley Heading to Maine Josh Woody Named EJHL Offensive Player of the Week VJW '99 Selects Find Time for Hockey & Fun Outside Warriors Represented in NHL Central Scouting's Midterm Rankings VJW Accepting Coaches Applications for 2012-2013 Season VJW Junior A Forward Mark Meads Commits to Bentley University Scenes From Around Town - VJW Mite Minors VJW Netminder Sivnert Named EJHL Defensive Player of the Week Former VJW Star Colin Blackwell Featured in Hometown Paper Skate On! - By Mike Lynch North Team Loses, but VJW Players Shine at EJHL All-Star Game VJW '99 Selects Lead the Winning Charge During MLK Weekend Four VJW Players Selected for the 2012 EJHL All-Star Game VJW Teams Compete Well at the 2012 JWK Tournament VJW '01 Selects Continue to Roll in Holiday Tournament Play VJW '03 Selects Skate to Victory During the Holiday Break VJW '00 Elites Face Off in 2K Super Series Tournament Men of Steele - By Mike Lynch Six And Counting for the Red Hot VJW Junior A's VJW '00 Selects Take Time to Give Back to Toys For Tots Colin Blackwell Feeling Right At Home in Cambridge VJW Junior As Extend Winning Streak to Four Games VJW '97 Elite Players Prepare for High School Challenges Warriors Sweep Glades to Move Into Third in Northern Division VJW '01 Selects Win Big at Thanksgiving Tournament Occupy Anti-Hazing - By Mike Lynch VJW '00 Selects Capture Bronze at 2011 CAN/AM Tournament VJW Teams Take Home Titles, Impress at Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament Teams Prepare for 2011 Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament VJW Teams Come Together For A Great Cause VJW '97 Elites Win States; Are National Bound Again Family Affair - By Mike Lynch VJW Teams Bring Home Gold, Three Bronzes at 2011 CAN/AM Tournament VJW Junior Squads Perform Well at the 2011 Warrior Classic 2011 Warrior Classic Underway in Haverhill VJW Mite Minors Enjoy a "Special" Visit VJW '03 Selects Look Strong Heading Into CAN/AM Tournament VJW Junior As Split Weekend Series With Apple Core Barrier Buster - By Mike Lynch Four VJW Squads Fare Well at 2011 Bauer International Challenge VJW Junior As Extend Win Streak to Four Games Three VJW Players Earn New England Hockey League Weekly Honors Fenway Follies - By Mike Lynch Trevor Braun Delivers Again; Leads Junior As to Win over Monarchs Two Big Wins Lift VJW '97 Elites to the No. 2 Spot In the Nation Warriors Skate to Big 7-5 Victory Over the Jersey Hitmen Warriors Put A Little Bit of "Pink" In Their Step VJW 03 Selects Enjoy Hockey Northeast Debut VJW Teams Impress Early During NEHL Qualifying VJW Junior A Team Ready For New Challenges No Light At The End Of This Tunnel - By Mike Lynch Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning Center Comes to Haverhill Happy New Year By Mike Lynch VJW '97 Elites Ready For Another Memorable Season Defying the Odds: 2011 Warrior National Showcase Is a Hit Ring the Bell for Keegan - By Mike Lynch Al Always Gave His All - By Mike Lynch 2011 Warrior August National Showcase Comes to Haverhill in August Summer of Stanley - By Mike Lynch Former Warrior Colin Blackwell Selected In 2011 NHL Entry Draft Welcome Home Stanley! - By Mike Lynch Come One, Come All to the 2011 VJW Golf Classic VJW '97 Elites Enjoy Impressive Spring Hockey Festival Performance