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’s almost a clinch you won’t. 

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve 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 are outclassed, you are;

you’ve got to think high to rise.

You’ve just 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 one who wins

is the one who thinks  I CAN.