Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Winner

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've lost,
for out in the world you find
success begins with a person's will.
It's all in the state of the 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.

Many a race is lost
before a step is run;
and many a coward fails
before ever his work's begun.

Think big and your deeds will grow;
think small and you'll fall behind;
think that you can and you will.
It's all in the state of the mind.

Life's battles don't always go
to the stronger or faster person:
but sooner or later the person who wins
is the person who thinks he can.

Hugo J.K. de Vries


KAYLEE said...


Nanditha Prabhu said...

wonderful poem!
yes ou are what u think!

Rajeev said...

lovely poem!
the blog looks great now. this template is good!:)

peace & love

krystyna said...

Very interesting and thoughtful poem! Love it!
And your new place is really AMAZING!
Good luck!

Shruti said...

Very inspiring and have a point of think..

Great work..
Take care

Angela said...

this poem illustrates perfectly my state of mind in the past few months!
believing is achieving!

have a nice weekend :)

AVIANA said...

thanks...i definitely needed this poem....

so ur day was when you got your license...well that is a special else can you reach your dreams without driving....well walking but that would take too long....


drips of paint said...

ღ " ... It's easy exchange words, difficult is interprate the silence..."ღ


Jeya Anand said...


How r u doing???:)

Alok said...

Wow ... Wow ... Wow

came thru Kaylee's site and am so glad i did



KAYLEE said...

still in the hospital!!!!!!!! but i had successful surgery and am recovering here.....but have to stay here til friday ugH!!!!!!!! anyways just letting you know that!
(writing this on my laptop)

Princess Banter said...

Ditto sister -- I completely agree with that poem, especially the last stanza!

dintoons said...

soul&body, these are beautiful words of inspiration!! and just when i needed it too... :o)
thanx so much!!
and lovely image to match the mood of the text...

ss said...

wow!! lovely template.. blog looks wonderful.. coming here after quite sometime.. how have you been?

one and only hypnos said...

I just love poetry.