Think High To Rise

“If you think you are beaten, you are,

If you think you dare not, you don’t.

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If you 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 are 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,

But soon or late the man who wins

Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”


The above poem is entitled Thinking and was written by Walter D. Wintle.  I first came across it in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.  Whether you are in the launch, grow, or scale stage of your entrepreneurial journey, you will encounter adversity. The encouragement from this poem is a solid reminder of how mental toughness, a powerful mindset, and a positive attitude can help you face and overcome the inevitable ups and downs that owning and running a business will bring.

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