For a very long time riches have been in the hands of few. While the majority wonder how to get these riches.
According to Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the personal finance book Rich Dad Poor Dad, said: “The real world is simply waiting for you to get rich”.
Yet, so many of us fail to accumulate wealth simply because of our doubts and fears.
“The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage fear,” writes Kiyosaki, who grew up observing two father figures: “poor dad” — his real father who died with bills to pay — and “rich dad,” who started with little before becoming one of the richest men in Hawaii.
The rich see fear as an opportunity to conquer while the poor see it as a means to give up.
Everyone, even the wealthiest of the wealthy, deals with the fear of failure and losing — it’s an inevitable emotion, particularly when it comes to money. We fight with our doubts on a daily basis and sometimes bow to it.
“But it’s not having the fear that is the problem,” explains Kiyosaki. “It’s how you handle fear. It’s how you handle losing. It’s how you handle failure that makes the difference in one’s life.”
If you want to strike it big, with anything in life, you have to get comfortable with failing first. In other words, you have to take a risk and get out of the box. The person that takes risk get rewards.
“Winning usually follows losing,” writes Kiyosaki. “I’ve never met a golfer who has never lost a golf ball. I’ve never met people who have fallen in love who have never had their heart broken. And I’ve never met someone rich who has never lost money.”
Failure inspires winners, Kiyosaki says, and defeats losers.
“Rich people figure out how to take a failure or a loss and turn it into a win,” he writes. “Rich dad knew that failure would only make him stronger and smarter. It’s not that he wanted to lose. He just knew who he was and how he would take a loss. He would take a loss and make it a win.”