If you think you are 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 person’s thoughts, it’s all in the state of the mind.
Think big and your deeds will grow, think small and you’ll fall behind.
Think that you can, and you surely will ; it’s all in the state of the mind.
Life’s prizes 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.
(A Touch of Greatness, 244, Frank Tibolt)