Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Are you letting the loser win?

"Don't let the losers win," Robert Kiyosaki writes in his book Rich Dad's Who Took My Money.

It is easy to agree with that statement. We all want to be winners but often we do things to ourselves that causes us to become more like a loser than a winner.

Inside every one of us is a winner and a loser. The loser is the one who complains ... it's to hard, I can't do it, it's too risky, I'll never be rich, I'll start when I have time ... it's the voice that stops you from taking action or talks you out of starting a business or making an investment that could be lucrative.

These common excuses are the loser inside preventing us from doing what we need to do to realize our dreams. As Kiyosaki says, the loser gets louder in our heads when we are doubting ourselves.

"One of the main reasons many people do not attain their financial potential is because when it comes to money, most people let the loser win," he writes, adding the loser plays an important cautionary role, making sure we look at an investment from all sides. It helps you evaluate the negatives and positives of an investment but if you only listen to the loser you will find yourself talked out of a good deal.

It is important to learn from the loser but act like a winner. By taking action and learning from any mistakes we make (rather than blaming others), we gather a wealth of knowledge that will lead to our ultimate success.

Don't talk yourself out of winning. Tap into the winners inside and success will come your way.