No minute lost
Comes ever back again.
And see nothing you do in vain.
If you think you’re beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but don’t think you can
It’s almost certain you won’t
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of this 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 ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
to the stronger or faster man
because sooner or later the one who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.