"If"

Words of Wisdom by English Poet

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

as true and applicable today in the business and corporate field

as when Kipling wrote them

 

 

If you can keep your head when all about you

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being hated, don't give way to hating,

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,