If you think you’re beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but you 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, you’ll 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 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 one who thinks he can.
–Walter D. Wintle
Thinking by Walter D. Wintle explores how our thoughts influence the way we perceive the world. We may face difficulties that have an effect on how we think. In dealing with challenging circumstances, nevertheless, our mindset is crucial. As Wintle says, "Success begins with a fellow's will, it's all in the state of mind." A positive attitude is powerful and a potent strategy is to keep a "can do" mentality. Remember, thoughts become things. If you see it with your mind, you will hold it with your hand.