You can

If you think that you are beaten, you are

If you think you dare not, you don’t

If you like to win but think you can not

It is certain that you won’t


If you think that you will lose, you have lost

For out of the world we find that

Success begins with a fellow’s will

It’s all in the same state of mind


If you think that you are outclassed, you are

You have got to think high to rise

You have got to be sure of yourself

Before you reach the ultimate prize


Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man

But sooner or later the man

Is the one who thinks he can

And if you think that you can then you certainly know

how it’s done.




Author: Herman Clive Quotes.

Am Ugandan, Writer, Information Junkie, love Activism for Human rights and Freedom.

2 thoughts on “You can”

  1. This is such an inspiring, beautiful poem. In today’s society, everyone always wants to either encourage or discourage you to do something based on competition etc, and we forget that when we change our mentality we can rise above society’s “status quo”.

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