Updated: Sep 4, 2022
“If you think you are beaten, you are If you think you dare not, you don't, If you like to win, but you think you can't It is almost certain you won't. If you think you'll lose, you're lost For out of the world, we find, Success begins with a fellow's 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 ever win a 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!”
―Walter D. Wintle
Personally speaking, this was the first poem I ever learned. Taught to me by my mom, who knew it had a powerful meaning, made sure that was the first thing I learned.
This poem speaks of how powerful our mind is.
How it can control and channel our thoughts, efforts, etc.
The mind alone determines whether we succeed or not. Self-talk is more important than we think it is.
Unless you believe in yourself, no one ever will. You and only you decide your fate, whether you are beaten or not in the life cycle.
Never say you like winning but think you can’t, for it simply means that you never will; this happens because the moment you doubt your capabilities, you lose the fight within.
Success always begins with your will and burning desire, for it is all in the state of mind.
In life, you do not have to be the fastest, the strongest, or the smartest one to win; you need to be a believer in the very fact that you will and have won it.
To summarize, the one who wins has already won all his mind battles and removed all possible mental barriers from his path to success. All he had to do was know and believe that HE CAN.