Inspirational 'Self-Belief' Poem: The Man Who Thinks He Can.


In the constant battle for success in trading, there are many qualities needed to overcome the many hurdles put up by both the market, and more particularly by our-selves. In this constant battle, one of the greatest allies one can have is 'Self belief'. - Not the sort of 'Self-belief', born of arrogance or desperation, which obscures our-self from reality, and leads to over-confidence or self-delusion. Rather its a self-belief which keeps us positive, striving towards goals, and avoiding the many pitfalls and traps set out for us by the markets, and by our own self-doubts. Without self-belief, the chance are you are already beaten.

The following is a wonderful short poem, written some 100 years ago, which nicely captures the value of 'Self Belief': 

The Man Who Thinks He Can.
By Walter D.Wintle.  
 
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 of 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 or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!