Losing before even starting

“If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost.
For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in his state of mind.

You’ve got to think high to rise, You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You’ll ever win that prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man, But sooner or later the man who wins Is the one who thinks he can.”

– Napoleon Hill