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’re lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a person’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind. 
 Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, dean of Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, inherited the spirit of [Martin Luther King, Jr. and Benjamin E. Mays] and is also a member of Soka University of America’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Carter once shared these lines of a poem with Soka junior and senior high school students in Japan.
“Together Creating Inspiring Stories for Future Generations” World Tribune March 12, 2021 p. 3 worldtribune.org