I AM A WINNER.
THIS IS MY CREED.
Pillow and winning will become synonymous terms principally because of my efforts.
Winning will not be automatic; neither will I win simply by wanting to win.
Wanting to win is not enough. I, the individual Mustang, will become a winner and will help my school become a winner because I realize that any worthwhile endeavor requires personal commitment – a price must be paid, a price whose currency is hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, along with injury and frustration.
I will become a winner because I have determined in my heart to pay this price of blood, sweat, and tears and am now proceeding with the necessary daily installments.
I realize that regardless of my talents, I have an important contribution to make to my team and that the deeper meaning of being a Mustang is my own willingness to make personal sacrifices for the good of my team and my teammates.
I deeply believe that regardless of whether I am the least or the greatest athlete on my team, I have an important part to play in my team’s success. Every time I give my best effort on and off the field or court, in practice or in games, I make my team a better team.
Every time I take it easy and do less than my best, I hurt myself and my team with both my attitude and my actions.
I realize that my team is no stronger than I – the individual athlete. Therefore I make the following personal commitment:
I will keep faith with my God, my teammates, and myself. I will pay the price of heat and grime, sweat and fatigue, aches, and blisters so that my teammates may keep faith with me. I will expect to win, but will not demand that winning be easy.
I strongly believe that I will be a better person because of this personal commitment and that the world will be a better world because of me.
I will not forget that even though I may sometimes lose, I will never become a loser, for
I AM A WINNER IN THE TRUEST SENSE.
I AM A PILLOW ACADEMY MUSTANG!