If you think you are beaten you are; If you think you dare not you don't; If you think you'd like to win but can't It's almost a "cinch" you won't; If you think you'll lose, you've lost, For out in the world you'll find Success begins with a fellow's will: It's all in the state of the mind. For many a race is lost Ere even a race is run, And many a coward fails Ere ever his work's begun. Think big and your deeds will grow, Think small and you fall behind, Think that you can and you will: It's all in the state of the mind. If you think you're outclassed, you are; You're got to think hard to rise; You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life's battle doesn't always go To the stronger or faster man; But sooner or later the man who wins Is the fellow who thinks he can.