Be encouraged by these poems about winning. May you find wisdom and
advice about what it takes to win.
But, before you read them, think about what does winning means? Some people
saying that winning is when you are successful and triumphant in your work
or in sports. Some say it is conquering your life fears. And others say
you are second to none, you are the star. What is the difference between
winning and losing?
You may find these poems about winning may give you a different outlook on
what it means in life to win.
To Win or To Lose in Life
Poem by Catherine Pulsifer
To win you will have perseverance
To lose you give up easily.
To win you will have a passion for what you do
To lose you would rather be doing something else.
To win you believe in yourself
To lose you constantly doubt yourself.
To win you make the decisions and do it
To lose you are wishy-washy, never fully committing.
To win you have enthusiasm for what you do
To lose you are mediocre and not excitable.
To win you demonstrate optimism by find solutions
To lose you can only see the problems.
To win you have to focus, you keep moving forward
To lose you are all over the map, stepping back more than forward.
To win you take the risks
To lose you are risk-averse.
To win you overcome the challenges presented
To lose you let the challenges overcome you.
To win you demonstrate a positive attitude, seeing the good
To lose you demonstrate a negative attitude.
To win you find the opportunities
To lose you wait for the opportunity.
To win you use your time efficiently and effectively
To lose you procrastinate.
To win you set your goals, you take action, you set deadlines
To lose you think about it but never set concrete plans.
To win in life you choose your attitude
To lose in life you also choose your attitude.
Be a winner in life!
Make One More Plunge
Poet: David V. Bush
If first you haven't learned to swim,
You're facing life with prospects dim;
You've lost your nerve and missed your stride,
And oft may wish you could have died.
But if you swim, life's tide will still
Convey you through each trying ill ;
Fear not, when stopped, again to lunge -
Stand up and make another plunge.
The swimmer who would gain renown
Must sometimes sink, be oft cast down;
Must swallow water, gulp and choke,
Before he learns the steady stroke.
But soon he's safe in that calm sea
Wherein lie rest and victory.
If you have sunk, try once again -
Stand up and plunge into the main!
Before the swimmer learns to float,
He hovers near some friendly boat.
And looking 'round with anxious eye
Cries out for help when waves are high.
But when he finds no boat at hand
He paddles hard and gains the land;
So though in troubles to your chin,
Strike out with all your might - and win!
Till at last we own the prize
That belongs to him who tries
With faith undying;
Own the prize that all may win
Who, with hope, through thick and thin
Poem by Lord Reading
Know what you want.
Keep your mind always on it.
Face facts, but remember there is always a bright side.
Above all, keep the tightest control of yourself.
Remember that work wins in the end.
No success is won without it.
No success is worth having unless honorably earned.
Poem by W.J.M.
Success consists in doing well
the menial tasks each day;
The hero in life's battle stern,
Must win the petty fray.
It Can't Be Done
The man who misses all the fun
Is he who says, "It can't be done."
In solemn pride he stands aloof
And greets each venture with reproof.
Had he the power he'd efface
The history of the human race;
We'd have no radio or trolley cars,
No streets lit by electric stars;
No telegraph nor telephone,
We'd linger in the age of stone.
The world would sleep if things were run
By men who say, "It can't be done."