When you get what you want in your struggle for life
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say
For it isn’t your father or mother or wife
Whose judgment upon you pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in life
Is the man staring back from the glass
Some people might think you’re a straight shootin chum
And call you a wonderful guy
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye
He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most dangerous test
If the guy in the glass is your friend
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass
Inspiration for Success
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
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 of faster man
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
There are not enough definitions of what a Winner is.
We get so wrapped up in the typical ones that the more subtle ones go unnoticed.
It is not always the person that gets the focus, the attention, or the accolades. It may take a little thought to see them, but they are right there, all around us, competing every single day, maybe even every single minute. We may not see what they are competing against, but they do.
And these amazing people, these Winners, focus on these challenges and they smash them out of their way. They do things that we should be in awe of, but we never pay attention.
And the most amazing thing is that they do not care what we think. They do not care if we notice. They do not care if they are ever recognized for what they do. Because they have transcended our narrow definition of a Winner and created their own.
And that is what a Winner really is.