If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you donâ€™t!
If you like to win, but think you canâ€™t,
Itâ€™s almost a cinch you wonâ€™t.
If you think youâ€™ll lose, youâ€™re lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellowâ€™s will;
Itâ€™s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
Youâ€™ve got to think high to rise,
Youâ€™ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Lifeâ€™s battles donâ€™t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who THINKS HE CAN.
This poem was written/submitted by Sturt.