Sunday, July 26, 2009

Think Big , Walter D. Wintle (Adapted)

If you think you are beaten, you are.

If you think you dare not, you won’t.

If you like to win, but don’t think you can,

It’s almost a cinch that you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,

For out in the world you’ll find

Success begins with a person’s will;It’s all in the state of mind.

For many a game is lost

Before even a step is run

And many a coward fails

Before his work is begun.

Think big and your deed will grow;

Think small and you will fall behind.

Think that you can and you will; It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think that you are out-classed, you are;

You’ve got to think high to rise.

You’ve got to be sure of yourself

Before you can win the prize.

Life’s battles don't always go

To the strongest or fastest man

But sooner or later the person who wins

Is the person who thinks she can.


  1. Thanks for sharing, Deborah! Reminds me of the gist of a classic childhood favorite - a book called The Little Engine That Could. Timeless wisdom!

  2. AHH... this brings back so many memories :))
    i love this poem. <3