While I was reading a book of Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich (which I recommend to everyone), I crossed a very interesting poem. I read it over and over again, I understood the words, but that was not it. I wanted to understand the thought behind this poem. It is so powerful! When you understand this, you will understand the secret of life, the secret of success and the secret of happiness.
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost certain you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will-
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!