State of Mind

State of Mind

From A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul

State of Mind

If you think you are beaten, you are;

if you think you dare not, you don’t.

If you like to win, but think you can’t,

it’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost;

for out in the world we find

success begins 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 win the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go

to the stronger or faster man;

but sooner or later the man who wins

is the man who thinks he can.

Author Unknown
Submitte d by Wrae Duncan

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