Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A State of Mind

If you think you are beaten, you are 
If you think you dare not, you won't, 
If you like to win, but don't think you can 
It's almost a cinch you won't. 

If you think you'll lose, you're lost 
For out in the world you'll find, 
Success begins with a fellow's will 
It's all in a state of mind. 

For many a game is lost 
Ere even a play is run, 
And many a coward fails 
Ere even his work is begun. 

Think big and your deeds will grow 
Think small and you'll fall behind, 
Think that you can and you will 
It's all a state of mind. 

If you think you're out-classed, 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 battles don't always go 
To the stronger or faster man, 
But sooner or later, the man who wins 
Is the fellow who thinks he can.
--Walter D. Wintle

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