My philosophy is that ‘The way you think defines what you achieve‘. By that I mean that your philosophy determines the decisions you make to any given situation and thus the outcomes you can expect. It is through these decisions that you define the life and accomplishments that you end up with.
Of course there are other factors but I prefer to focus on my mind because it’s the one thing any human has control over. Many of us don’t control our physical characteristics or the world around us. Yet we can all control our inner world.
This is excellently expressed in an inspiring poem I came across while watching Bruce Lees Enter the Dragon. It’s a poem that was pinned to the wall in Bruce Lees office in Golden Harvest studios and was penned by Walter D Wintle
A message for life
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, then you don't.
If you like to win, but think you can't,
It is almost certain that you won't.
If you think you will lose, you are lost.
For out of this world we find,
Success begins with a fellows will,
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You've got to think high, and 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 sooner or later the man, I'm hoping wins is the man, Who thinks he can...