Success is a state of mind

what you think controls your level of success

(my thanks to cobrasoft at for the original free stock photo)

Following on from my post about self talk, and the profound effects your “inner voice” will have on your level of success, here’s a poem my mother gave me some years ago…


“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’re lost;

For out in the world we find

Success begins with a fellow’s will,

It’s all in the state of the mind.


Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man;

But sooner or later the man who wins

Is the man who thinks he can.”


Do you think success starts with your thoughts?