My Mom Showed Me This Poem When I Was 7 Years Old

My Mom Showed Me This Poem When I Was 7 Years Old

My mom showed me this poem when I was 7 years old and it changed my life. The author is unknown. After I read it I asked her "So Mom I can do anything I want as long as I never give up and I believe I can?" And like it just happened yesterday she said "Matt you can do anything you want in life if you just never give up". She put this poem up on the fridge for me because I liked reading it. I used to read it all the time. I wasn't born good at anything but, ever since I learned that if you just out work everyone else and never give up you can have anything you want in life. Thanks Mom.

It Is All In The State Of Mind

If you think you are beaten, your are
If you think you dare not, you won't,
If you like to win, but don't think you can
It's almost a cinch you won't

If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out in the world you find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in a state of mind

For many a game is lost
Ere even a play is run,
And many a coward fails
Ere even his work is begun

Think big and your deeds will grow
Think small and you'll fall behind
Think that you can and you will
It's all a state of mind

If you think you are out-classed, your 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 battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the fellow who thinks he can

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Matt

Sounds like some powerful words to live by and a caring Mom that knew how to inspire.
Good message.


Great Poem and Inspiration!

Thanks for sharing this great poem and inspriation with us. It is true sometimes our fate is what we perceive or believe it to be. Our state of mind, our Confidence and our ability to take action each day can change our destiny. We can do anything we believe we can do! Believe and Achieve! Smiling - Joe

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Good Poem

Thank you for sharing it. It's a good inspiring way for me to have begun my day!

All the best,
Nancy

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Its amazing the influence a parent can have

This was the very first succeess principle I learned...and it might be the best.

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Excellent

Tremendously inspirational...I've already printed and mounted it in a prominent spot. It's obvious why you're successful.

Thanks for this contribution.


Moms

are always inspirational with the little things they do Smiling

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"I will NOT BE BROKE! ANYMORE!"
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent,
the Merciful.
22.He is Allah besides Whom there is no God: The Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.
23. He is Allah besides Whom there is no God: the King, the Holy, the Author of Peace,the Granter of Security, Guardian over all, the Mighty, the Supreme, the Possessor of greatness. Glory be to Allah from that which they set up (with Him)!
24. He is Allah: the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner: His are the most beautiful names. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth declares His glory: and He is the Mighty, the Wise.


Moms

All moms are great but I think I have the greatest Mom on the planet!

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Thank You

for sharing your Mom's poem. I'm putting this on my bulletin board. Your Mom is a wise lady.

Lea
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Thank you! This poem is

Thank you! This poem is great!

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Thanks

Thanks for posting that poem. Today I had a couple of my deals fall through that I had been working on for a while. It was very discouraging and disappointing--they would be my first deals. I get close and just can't close the deal. At the end seller's back out or want more money, etc.

So I came on the site to give my self a boost of "Yes I Can!" and the first thing I see was your poem posted. It is a good reminder to myself that I will not let it stop me and like Dr. Suess says "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."

Seeing your poem was really what I needed, more than you know. Again, thank you and thanks to your mom.

hillvalley


Thanks Matt

It reminds me of another poem by Edgar A. Guest that I was given several years ago. Here it is.

It Couldn’t Be Done

by Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But, he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn’t," but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one has done it";
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That "couldn’t be done," and you’ll do it.

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Super

What can we say?

Just SUPER input for us all. We sure appreciate it very much.

Thanks,
Alice n John


it was tough

I just want to let everyone know that the road that I decided to travel nearly 4 years ago has been a very tough road. There were potholes, road blocks, and car problems but, it was so worth it. I don't wish this path to be easy for anyone. It needs to be tough. You really enjoy how hard it was when you get to where you wanted to go. I will be honest, this morning when I wrote this post I broke down. All of the emotions surfaced when I thought about everything I have gone thru in the past 4 years to get to where I am now. Now I can make money almost at will. I can live where I want. I can do what I want. I have 2 closings this week where the profits are in the six figure range. I have people calling me nearly every day to tell me they want to send me their money because they want to buy a house from me or they want to invest with me. Things are really starting to roll. It was so worth it! Please don't give up! Please be willing to go thru the tough times. Success is on the other side of failure! You can not lose unless you quit! You can not be denied if your will to succeed is strong enough! Get it done!

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Bet that

every brick wall (obstacle), I encounter I got a wrecking ball for it! Evil

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"I will NOT BE BROKE! ANYMORE!"
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent,
the Merciful.
22.He is Allah besides Whom there is no God: The Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.
23. He is Allah besides Whom there is no God: the King, the Holy, the Author of Peace,the Granter of Security, Guardian over all, the Mighty, the Supreme, the Possessor of greatness. Glory be to Allah from that which they set up (with Him)!
24. He is Allah: the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner: His are the most beautiful names. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth declares His glory: and He is the Mighty, the Wise.


cbrpower,

Thanks for being so open and honest about where you've been, where you are and where you are going. Your story is an uplifting and heartwarming one.

Lea
SPR Property Solutions, LLC


cbrpower

Thank-you for sharing. I am just starting out my journey with REI and have found many obstacles already. Even though I feel defeated somedays I will NOT stop trying because the best things in life don't come easy. Your poem was great motivation thank-you!!!!


Still

My favorite poem of all time

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Thanks Matt & Bruce

Thanks Matt & Bruce for these great inspirational and motivational poems.

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Bump

How True

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