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If You Think
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t!
If you like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellows will;
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclasses, 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
T the stronger and faster men,
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
- Shiv Khera, 'You Can Win'
FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR VICTORY
1. He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
2. He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces.
3. He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.
4. He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared.
5. He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Victory goes to the one who has no thought of himself
- Shinkage School of Swordsmanship JIU YOKU GO O SEI SURU -
Patience and persistence can bring down the tallest trees.
See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body
- Yagyu Munenori
We will either find a way, or make one.
The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.
- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
- The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Never hate your enemy, it clouds your judgment.
- The Godfather 1 (1972)
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy, if possible…such tactics will win every time and a small army may thus destroy a large one.
- General Stonewall Jackson
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.)
– Mark Twain
To have ultimate victory, you must be ruthless.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Why not spend some time in determining what is worthwhile for us, and then go after that?
– William Ross
BRUCE LEE’S RULES
Question: What are your thoughts when facing an opponent?
Bruce: There is no opponent.
Question: Why is that?
Bruce: Because the word "I" does not exist.
A good fight should be like a small play...but played seriously. When the opponent expands, I contract. When he contracts, I expand.
And when there is an opportunity... I do not hit...it hits all by itself (shows his fist).
Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it.
QUALITIES WINNERS HAVE
- Motivational speaker Patrick O Dooley, Flight Plan for Living: The Art of Self Encouragement
THE HARE AND THE HOUND (WINNING OFTEN DEPENDS ON WHO MOST WANTS TO)
A hound spotted a hare and gave chase. After some distance the hound began to gain, but then gave up the chase. As the hound returned home a farmer commented that the little hare had been too much for the hound, who replied, "It's one thing to run for your dinner, but quite another to run for your life.
- Aesop Fable
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