The one who thinks he can

Today’s post is a brief motivational courtesy of my old Section Commander, Cpl. Gertz. He used to call this the Winner’s Creed, though it is in fact part of a poem called “Thinking” by Walter Wintle (c. 1905).

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost a certain- you won’t.

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!

I’m going to be carrying this one with me today while I try to hit my goal of 100 pushups in 24 hours. Maybe it will help you with whatever goal you have in mind.

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