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The Will to Win by Berton Braley

If you want a thing bad enough

To go out and fight for it

Work day and night for it

Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it

If only desire of it makes you quite mad enough never to tire of it

Makes you hold all other things tawdry a cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it

And all that you scheme and you dream is about it

If gladly you’ll sweat for it; fret for it; plan for it

Lose all your terror of God and man for it

If simply you’ll go after that thing you want with all your capacity, strength, and sagacity

Faith, hope, and confidence, stern pertinacity

IF neither cold poverty, famish and gaunt

Nor sickness, Nor pain of body or brain

Can turn you away from the thing that you want

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it…

You’ll Get It