When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit.
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you like to win but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch 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 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 man who thinks he can.
Never Give Up
In that dark lonesome place
between a dream dreamed
and a dream realized,
I have left a little light for you
so you will know that someone cares
and believes in your dream.
Just where it becomes the most dark
and difficult to find your way,
there is the light I left for you.
It will light your way,
through the doubt, the confusion,
and the fears,
It will stay with you
all the way to the realization
of your dream.
And when your dream has come true,
please go back to that darkest place
where you have been,
And set the little light there to give heart
to the next sweet soul that braves the path
to his or her dreams.
Dreamers are the architects of greatness.
There wisdom lies within their souls.
Dream long enough and hard enough
and your dream can be attained.