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Mike Tomlin
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach



"You must continue to dream the wild dream that you dreamed when you were young "


Some excerpts as found in Post Gazette:
"I want to encourage you to trust your preparation," Tomlin said, as if he were talking to Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison instead of all those young faces looking back at him. "Trust what it is that you've done here. I tell you that you are prepared for the game of life. "

"I'd like to reassure you that the first five minutes of the game does not determine the outcome. We might burst out of these doors and have great success right away, but we can't wear ourselves out patting ourselves on the back. Or we might burst out of those doors and trip over a cord or something and fall flat on our face. The first five minutes never determine the outcome of the game. ...

"I'd like to encourage this group to attack and to play to win. But it's also about how you play the game of life. You play with great integrity and honor and class. You must give back to your community and make this a better place to live for all of us. ...

"Lastly -- and I mandate this -- you must continue to dream the wild dreams that you dreamed when you were young. Dream, and dream big. But you have to make a daily commitment to take action to make your dreams a reality."

Saint Vincent College
2008

 

Sent in by: Cristina
Posted on: 09.18.2010