IF By Rudyard Kipling

IF By Rudyard Kipling

IF By Rudyard KiplingWe were reminded of this wonderful poem IF by Rudyard Kipling by a good friend and fellow entrepreneur Matt Morris in an email today …

We wanted to share it with you

If you didn’t know, lines from Kipling’s ‘If’ appear over the player’s entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court – a reflection of the poem’s timeless and motivational quality.

If by Rudyard Kipling was written in 1909. The poem is one of the most epic motivational poems ever written and contains motto’s and maxims for life, but it is also a blueprint for personal integrity, behaviour and self-development.

IF By Rudyard Kipling – Video

IF  By Rudyard Kipling Translation

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son.

Thanks for watching and do hope you found that inspirational

All entrepreneurs need a daily dose of inspiration and our thanks to Matt Morris and to the creators of EpicMotivation  for the video and such a great channel

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