10 November 2012

The Man Who Thinks He Can (Thinking)

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 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 his state of mind.

If you think you're outclassed, you are:

You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You'll ever win that 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.

-Walter D. Wintle

Thanks to Mr. Anderson Wallace [Detroit] - August 16, 2012 
A flight from Pennsylvania -> Detroit 

Anderson, a man of about the age of 50 or so, is a man that truly grasps the concept of life; a veteran, a chaplain, and now a social engineer. He is a true father-figure.
Anderson was traveling back home from Scranton, PA after attempting to pull his son out of a whirlpool of crime and ill-decision. He took a one-day round-trip flight to help his son in Scranton, being tried for a serious undisclosed crime to talk to him and try to put some sense into his head. Anderson was able to recite this straight from memory after learning it many years before, while in a fraternity. He said it helped him to get through any tough time he ever encountered. Now he was trying to instill the same values into his son before it was too late.
It's never too late to turn it around. I share this story with all who read this. This poem has extraordinary value and you should read it when you're feeling weak, underpowered, or in distress.

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