Oct 312011

This was my grandfather´s favorite poem, a theme for his life and one which also eventually became mine. It hung on a plaque next to his bed.  After he passed away, I asked my grandmother if I could have it and it has always been inspirational for me throughout my life. It reminds me so much of yoga. Who knows, maybe my “Papa” from small town Texas was a yogi at heart.

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 certain 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 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 can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
Sooner or later the man who wins,
Is the man who thinks he can.

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