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Success Poems - Poems About Success

Continuing with the success poems theme, here we
have both soulful and practical poems about achieving our
life's dreams.

First in the heart is the dream.
Then the mind starts seeking a way.

- Langston Hughes
 (tweet poem)

These poems about success remind us to always be
seekers and dreamers.

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Winning - from The Harvester World, circa 1900's

It takes a little courage
And a little self-control
And some grim determination,
If you want to reach the goal.

It takes a deal of striving,
And a firm and stern-set chin,
No matter what the battle,
If you really want to win.

There's no easy path to glory,
There's no rosy road to fame.
Life, however we may view it,
Is no simple game.

But its prizes call for fighting,
For endurance and for grit;
For a ragged disposition
And a Don't-Know-When-To-Quit!


- By Sam Walter Foss

Bring me men to match my mountains,
Bring me men to match my plains,
Men with empires in their purpose,
And new eras in their brains.


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By Lester Pearson

Failures are made
Only by those
Who fail to dare
Not by those
Who dare to fail.


By William Arthur Ward



The Man Who Thinks He Can - Walter D. Wintle - Success Poems

A very popular poem about success. Where does success start? In the mind.

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think that you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost certain that you won't.

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

If you think that you are out-classed, you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can!


What Is Success? - Anyonymous

Success is speaking words of praise
In cheering other peoples ways
In doing just the best you can
With every task and every plan.

It's silence when your speech would hurt
Politeness when your neighbor's curt
It's deafness when the scandals flow
And sympathy when others woe.

It's loyalty when duty calls
It's courage when disaster falls
It's patience when the nights are long
It's found in laughter and in song.

In happiness and in despair
In all of life and nothing less
We find the thing we call success.


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The Daring One - Edwin Markham - Success Poems

A beautiful metaphor for courage and determination. The little bird is unafraid of the depths of sky and earth below him.

I would my soul were like the bird
That dares the vastness undeterred.
Look, where the bluebird on the bough
Breaks into rapture even now!

He sings, tip-top, the tossing elm
As though he would a world overwhelm.
Indifferent to the void he rides
Upon the wind's eternal tides.

He tosses gladly on the gale,
For well he knows he can not fail—
Knows if the bough breaks, still his wings
Will bear him upward while he sings!


By - Leonardo da Vinci

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.


You want me to do something
tell me I can't do it.

- Maya Angelou


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And now here is a thoughtful poem for those who tried but did not succeed.

The Disappointed - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There are songs enough for the hero
Who dwells on the heights of fame;
I sing for the disappointed—
For those who have missed their aim.

I sing with a tearful cadence
For one who stands in the dark,
And knows that his last, best arrow
Has bounded back from the mark.

I sing for the breathless runner,
The eager, anxious soul,
Who falls with his strength exhausted,
Almost in sight of the goal;

And I know the Solar system
Must somewhere keep in space
A prize for that spent runner
Who barely lost the race.

For the plan would be imperfect
Unless it held some sphere
That paid for the toil and talent
And love that are wasted here.




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