Saturday, August 26, 2006

Dare to live your dream

Some men see things as they are and ask why.

Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

– George Bernard Shaw

When I was a lad I happened upon the poem below and it made a lasting impression on me. Today, it's still an inspiration for me, after all these years.

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's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost;
for out in 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 just got to be sure of yourself
before you can win the prize.

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

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