Books That Inspire 2003

The Little Engine That Could
Piper Watty

‘I think I can – I think I can’ is the theme of my life. The strong influence of my mother emphasized this message of creating your own opportunities. We learned to choose what we wanted to do with our life and not to be limited by our environment. Dedication and persistence helped me overcome academic challenges and limited athletic ability. Believing I can do it has produced all I have achieved. To this day, when things get tough for me or my athletes, I remember ‘I think I can – I think I can’ and it has not failed me yet.
Jill Lancaster
Co-Head Track Coach