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 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 ever a step is run.
And many a coward fails,
Ere ever his work 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 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 fellow who thinks he can.