A Winner's Creed

If you think you are beaten,
you are:
If you think you dare not,
you don't:
If you'd like to win, but think you can't.
It's a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost;

For out in the world we find
Success begins with a personal will,
It's all a state of mind.
Lifes battles don't always go
to the stronger or faster hand;
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the one who thinks "I can"