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 certain you won't. If you think you'll lose, you're lost; For out in the world you'll find Success begins with a fellow's will; It's all in a state of mind. For many a game is lost, Ere even a play is run, And many a coward fails Ere even his work 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 a state of mind. If you think 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 ever 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.