The poem called “Thinking” or “The Man Who Thinks He Can” is about how what you think can affect what you achieve. If you think you can do something, you’re more likely to be able to do it. You can listen to a recording of the poem below and read along with the text.
By Walter D. Wintle
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 is almost a certain – you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost;
For out in 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 the prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can!
Recording by Craig Campbell.
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