If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but, you think you can’t,
It’s already a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll loose, you’ve already lost,
For in the end you’ll find that
Success comes from more than talent
It’s a matter of heart and mind.
Some people quit when the going gets tough,
“It’s just too hard!” they cry.
Winners get up when they fall down
and are always willing to try.
Think that you can and you will!
Remember, it’s up to you.
The possibilities are endless!
You can do whatever you choose!
So, have a positive attitude.
Give your best right from the start.
And last but not least, have courage
To always follow your heart!
This is a poem that I use in my inspiring character education / comedy juggling show for youth and young adults. You can look me up on YouTube under Andrew Barden: Eccentric Juggler to view the promo video.