The State of Mind- Mindfulness Explained through Poetry

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IT’S ALL IN THE STATE OF THE MIND  by A Walter D. Wintle

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If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you think you’d like to win, but 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’ll find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will,
It’s all in the state of the mind.
For many a race is lost,
Ere even a race is run,
And many fellow fails,
Ere 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.
If you think you’re outclassed you are,
You’ve got to think hard to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself,
Before you can win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go,
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins,
Is the fellow who thinks he can.