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 think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.

 

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

 

If you think you're outclassed, 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's battles don't always go 
To the stronger or faster man, 
But soon or late the man who wins 
Is the man who thinks he can.

 

 

 

Also attributed to Author Napoleon Hill circa 1973
Source:  http://www.psalm40.org/thinkman.html