Saturday, December 29, 2007

Some Random Thoughts To End the Year

It's hard to believe 2008 is only days away. I find myself feeling a bit melancholy. I think this is normal. This has been a challenging year and one filled with a myriad of emotions and experiences. I feel good about where I am, and yet I know I could have been so much further along. I only have my behavior and attitude to blame. That is actually good news. That means I can change my behavior and attitude to do better next year. With that thought in mind, I wanted to share this poem with you.

If you think you're beaten you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

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

If you think you're outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win that prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN !

(Rudyard Kipling)