A Winner’s Creed

Okay, so I realize that some people just don’t share my enthusiasm for life. To each his own, I guess. Gotta realize we’re all made from a different recipe. I inherited my mother’s knack for trying anything to see if you can achieve it, and she got that from my Grandma, who was successful in her job, in her own business, and in her private life. I believe it boils down to having an attitude of “I think I can” about most endeavors. Sure, I’ve tried things that turned out only “so so,” and after awhile the enthusiasm would wane and I would try something else. But it’s that “nothing ventured, nothing gained” attitude that leads me to try a lot of different things. It boils down to going after what your heart desires, realizing that with education and practice, you can accomplish most anything. We only get so many days on this planet — so many days with our loved ones, so many days to throw our hat into the ring and try something new, go somewhere new, see something new and learn something new.

Here is my Winner’s Creed poem which I have framed on my wall. It’s my favorite.

A Winner’s Creed

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’ve lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a person’s faith;|
It’s all in the state of mind.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster hand;
They go to the one who trusts in God
And always think, “I can.”

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