Sunday, November 20, 2011

"The Man Who Thinks He Can" by Walter D. Wintle

"If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't;
If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out of the world you'll find
Success begins with a fellow's will -
It's all in the state of mind.

"Full many a race is lost
Ere even a race is run
And many a cowards fails
Ere even his work's begun.
Think big, and your deeds will grow,
Think small and you fall behind,
Think that you can and you 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 even win a prize.
Life's battle doesn'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



PS: I actually got introduced to this wonderful poem while reading Robert Collier's "Secret of the Ages."

This book is in my Top Three Most Influential and Life Changing Reads of All Time!!!

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