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The Poet's Corner  How do you tackle your Work? - January 8, 2016  Read More

 

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How do You Tackle Your Work?

by Edgar A. Guest

from 'A Heap of Livin'



How do you tackle your work each day?
Are you scared of the job you find?
Do you grapple the task that comes your way
With a confident, easy mind?
Do you stand right up to the work ahead
Or fearfully pause to view it?
Do you start to toil with a sense of dread
Or feel that you're going to do it?

You can do as much as you think you can
But you'll never accomplish more;
If you're afraid of yourself, young, man,
There's little for you in store,
For failure comes from the inside first,
It's there if we only knew it,
And you can win, though you face the worst,
If you fee that you're going to do it.

Success! It's found in the soul of you,
And not in the realm of lluck!
The world will furnish the work to do,
But you must provide the pluck.
You can do whatever you think you can,
It's all in the way you view it.
It's all in the start you make, young man;
You must feel that you're going to do it.

How do you tackle your work each day?
With confidence clear or dread?
What to yourself do you stop and say
When a new task lies ahead?
What is the thought that is in you mind?
Is fear every running through it?
If so, just tackle the new you find
By thinking ... you're going to do it.

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