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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 certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a person’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 just got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the 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.


Light bulb image - think you can, then you can

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing.
Action always generates inspiration.
Inspiration seldom generates action.
- Frank Tibolt

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Recipe for Success

Bite off more than you can chew,
Then chew it.
Plan more than you can do,
Then do it.
Point your arrow at a star,
Take your aim, and there you are.

Arrange more time than you can spare,
Then spare it.
Take on more than you can bear,
Then bear it.
Plan your castle in the air,
Then build a ship to take you there.



Keep a brave spirit, and never despair;
Hope brings you messages through the keen air –
Listen, take heed of the triumphal fanfare.

Grand are the battles which you have to fight,
Be not downhearted, but valiant for right;
Hope and press forward, your face to the light.


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Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action
. - Anna Lappe

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing
from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets
of energy in our great men.
- Captain J. A. Hadfield

Sometimes the cure for restlessness is rest
- Colleen Wainwright


Are you very weary? Rest a little bit.
In some quiet corner, fold your hands and sit.
Do not let the trials that have grieved you all the day
Haunt this quiet corner – drive them all away!
Let your heart grow empty of every thought unkind
That peace may hover round you,
And joy may fill your mind.
Count up all your blessings, I’m sure they are not few,
That daily are bestowed especially upon you.
Soon you’ll feel rested, glad you stopped a bit,
In this quiet corner, to fold your hands and sit.


I Resolve…

To strip the soul of all pretence,
To hold each day in reverence,
To keep the head and heart apace,
To make this world a better place,
To share my bread with those in need,
To tolerate a neighbour’s creed,
To keep a stride without a strut,
To make a home in tent or hut,
To have the grit to grin at loss,
To master life and be its boss!


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Courage is the art of being the
only one who knows you're
scared to death.

- Harold Wilson

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