Thinking

Walter D. Wintle

About The Author

Remarkably little is known about Walter D. Wintle except that he was a poet who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century.


Nothing is known of the details of his life and indeed the name may in fact be a pseudonym.
He is best known for writing the world-famous poem "Thinking" or as it is incorrectly titled "The Man Who Thinks He Can".

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About The Poem
 

"Thinking" is a poem written by Walter D. Wintle, a poet who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century. Little to nothing is known about any details of his life. "Thinking" is also known as "The Man Who Thinks He Can".

In the 20th century, different versions of the poem have been published. To this date, it is unknown which version correctly represents the original version, but it is strongly believed that the version below, published at least as early as 1905 ("Unity" College Magazine), embodies the original and unaltered poem. The exact date of the first, original publication of "Thinking" is unknown.

Thinking

by:  Walter D. Wintle

If you think you are beaten, you are;

If you think you dare not, you don't.

If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,

It is almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost;

For out in this world we find

Success begins with a person's will

It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you're outclassed, you are;

You've got to think high to rise.

You've got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win the prize.

Life's battles don't always go

To the stronger or faster man;

But sooner or later the person who wins

Is the one who thinks he can!

सोच

Transcreated by
'Ambar' Kharbanda and Vineet KKN 'Panchhi'

जब सोचोगे के थकन है भारी,

थक कर टूट ही जाओगे

जब सोचोगे ये मुश्किल है,

तो इसे नहीं कर पाओगे

हो जीत का सपना आँखों में, 

पर सोच पे अपनी शक सा हो

जीत को फिर तुम ही बोलो,

कैसे अपना कर पाओगे

 

जो हार पे तुमने ध्यान दिया ,

तो समझो हार गए हो तुम

लेकिन जो किया इरादा तो

मुश्किल से पार गए तुम

सोच का सारा खेल है ये

ये सोच ही तो तय करती है

हम जीतोगे या हारोगे

ये सोच हि निर्णय करती है

 

सोचोगे गर तुम पीछे हो,

तो तुम पीछे रह जाओगे

जब सोचोगे उठ सकते हो

तब ही ऊपर उठ पाओगे

मन में है विश्वास अगर

तो जीत तुम्हारी ही होगी

हर बाज़ी को जीतोगे तुम

ये रीत तुम्हारी ही होगी

 

ताक़त वाला होना तो अच्छा है

ये सब ही कहते हैं  

पर ताक़तवर ही जीतेंगे

ऐसा ही हो ... कब होता है?

तुम सोच की दौलत को अपने

दिल के हर कोने में रखना

जो जीत के बारे सोच सके

उस मुट्ठी में सब होता है

पर ताक़तवर ही जीतेंगे

ऐसा ही हो ... कब होता है?

जो जीत के बारे सोच सके

उस मुट्ठी में सब होता है