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One of the best success poems ever penned is Thinking by Walter D. Wintle. The poem was first published in 1905; however, it was made especially famous when Napoleon Hill included it in his best-selling success book, ‘Think and Grow Rich‘ in 1937.

Many people also refer to this poem as, ‘The Man Who Thinks He Can’. And in even smaller circles, some refer to it as ‘The State of Mind’ poem. The author, Walter D. Wintle, is somewhat of a mystery. However, the legacy of his poem has become well-known and widespread amongst the many readers of motivational literature.

Having said that, we wanted to give this life-changing poem even more exposure. So, we chose to publish it here on The STRIVE. There is raw power in this thinking poem. And we know, that when embraced, and applied, it can truly help revolutionize a person’s journey towards success. So, without further ado, here’s the famous poem that can and will help you find more success in just about any area of life; behold…..’Thinking’.

‘Thinking’ (Poem)

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 person’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 one who wins


Thinking By Walter D. Wintle Print Out

This poem is an excellent reminder on the power of mindset, and how our thinking can positively impact our levels of achievement in life. Without a doubt, they are words to live by. In fact, one of the best ways to live by these words is to study and read them often.

“Repetition Is The Mother Of Learning, The Father Of Action, Which Makes It The Architect Of Accomplishment.” – Zig Ziglar

As such, we’ve created a downloadable version that you can save and print out for easy access. You could also add as a wall paper to your desktop or smartphone for daily inspiration, if that’s what you choose to do. With that being said, here it is:

Thinking by Walter D. Wintle in Audio Form

If you’re looking to consume Walter D. Wintle’s powerful poem in audio form, there’s no better way to listen to in than through this work of art created by RedFrost Motivation.

If you have the time, give it a listen below; it has a slow pace, but it is definitely worth it

Final Thoughts

There you have it, one of the best success poems ever written. We hope you found value in this page, but most importantly some inspiration from the life changing poem. If you think someone else could benefit from this success poem by Walter Wintle, please share it.

With that being said, keep believing in your success, and keep backing that belief up with persistent action and your lucky day will inevitably come.

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