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State of mind

The other day, I was having lunch with a friend. I can’t remember what we were talking about exactly, but then he said something about the state of mind and I remembered a poem my friend Yvonne gave to me before I left Whitehorse to go to university. It’s called

The State of Mind

If you think you’re beaten
– You are
If you think you dare not
– You don’t
If you’d like to win and think you can’t
It’s almost a cinch
– You won’t
For out in this world you’ll find
Success begins with a person’s will

It’s all in the state of mind

I like that. I can’t believe I remembered it after all of these years, but I know it’s got me through some hard times. I like that she gave me a poem and not just a gift.

Would I still have a gift all these years later? Probably not. But I still have that poem.

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