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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Quotes from Robert T Kiyosaki’s ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’




After a long while, I got the chance to read this book. I have read quite a few praises of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ but buying the book never appealed for some reason.
That reason or rather reasons I found out only after reading it. I enjoyed reading it, but it failed to impress me. 


Anyway, I still got some quotes to share from this popular self-help book…



“One dad had a habit of saying, ‘I can’t afford it.’ the other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I ask, ‘how can I afford it?’ One is a statement, and the other is a question. One let’s you off the hook, and the other forces you to think.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something, and grow wiser. Most people want everyone else in the world to change but themselves. Let me tell you, it’s easier to change yourself than everyone else.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“You see, true learning takes energy, passion and a burning desire. Anger is a big part of that formula, for passion is anger and love combined.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Most people given more money, only get into more debt.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“People’s lives are forever controlled by two emotions: fear and greed.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The avoidance of money is just as psychotic as being attached to money.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“Emotions are what make us human. The word ‘emotion’ stands for ‘energy in motion’. Be truthful about your emotions and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Just be an observer, not a reactor, to your emotions. Most people do not know that it’s their emotions that are doing the thinking. Your emotions are your emotions, but you have got to learn to do you own thinking.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you don’t first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you’ll only be a highly paid slave.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“We only memorize historical dates and names, not the lesson.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Intelligence solves problems and produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Fear is the main reason that people say, ‘Play it safe.’ That goes for anything, be it sports, relationships, careers or money.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Money only accentuates the cash-flow pattern running in your head. If your pattern is to spend everything you get, most likely an increase in cash will just result in an increase in spending.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“Buying luxury on credit often causes a person to eventually resent that luxury because the debt becomes a financial burden.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“With money comes great power that requires the right knowledge to keep it and make it multiply. Without that knowledge, the world pushes you around.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you work for money, you give the power to your employer. If money works for you, you keep the power and control it.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Often in the real world, it’s not the smart, who get ahead, but the bold.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet the one thing that holds all of us back is some degree of self-doubt. It is not so much lack of technical information that holds us back, but more the lack of self-confidence. Some are more affected than others.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The world is always providing us with instant feedback. We could learn a lot if we tuned in more.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Few people realize that luck is created, just as money is. And if you want to be luckier and create money instead of working hard, then your financial; intelligence is important.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth seemingly instantaneously. An untrained mind can also create extreme poverty that can crush a family for generations.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Unfortunately, the main reason most people are not rich is because they are terrified of losing. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“It is what you that is your greatest wealth. It is what you do not know that is your greatest risk. There is always risk, so learn to manage risk, instead of avoiding it.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The more specialized you become, the more you are trapped and dependent on that specialty. You want to know a little about a lot.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling your fear of rejection, the easier life is.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“For winners, losing inspires them. For losers, losing defeats them.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The fear of losing money is real. Everyone has it. Even the rich. But it’s not having fear that is the problem. 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.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you have any desire to be rich, you must focus. Do not do what poor and middle class people do: put their few eggs in many baskets. Put a lot of your eggs in a few baskets and FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)





“Noise is either created inside our heads or comes from outside, often from friends, family, co-workers, and the media.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Busy people are often the most lazy. They stay busy as a way of avoiding something they do not want to face. Nobody has to tell them. Deep down they know. In fact, if you remind them, they often respond with anger or irritation.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“What is the cure for laziness? The answer is --- a little greed. For many of us, we were raised thinking of greed or desire as bad. Without that little greed, the desire to have something better, progress is not made.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Our world progresses because we all desire a better life. New inventions are made because we desire something better we go to school and study hard because we want something better. So whenever you find yourself avoiding something you know you should be doing, then the only thing to ask yourself is, ‘What’s in it for me?’ be a little greedy. It’s the best cure for laziness.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Rich dad believed that the words ‘I can’t afford it’ shut down your brain. ‘How can I afford it?’ opens up possibilities, excitement and dreams. ‘I can’t afford it’ also causes sadness, a helplessness that leads to despondency and often depression.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“In reality, the only real asset you have is your mind, the most powerful tool we have dominion over.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Arrogant or critical people are often with low self-esteem who are afraid of taking risks.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Too many people think with their mouth instead of listening in order to absorb new ideas and possibilities. They argue instead of asking questions.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“If you cannot get control of yourself, do not try to get rich. It makes no sense to invest, make money and blow it.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“People who lack internal fortitude often become victims of those who have self-discipline.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“When it comes to money, love, happiness, sales and contacts, all one needs to remember is to give first.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)



“There are powers in this world that are much smarter than we are. You can get there on your own, but it’s easier with the help of the powers that be. You only need to be generous with what you have.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Most people do not take action, or they let someone talk them out of whatever new formula they are studying.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“The game of buying and selling is fun. Keep that in mind. It’s fun and only a game. Make offers. Someone might say yes.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)




“Finding a good deal, the right business, the right people, the right investors or whatever is just like dating. You must go to the market and talk a lot of people, make a lot of offers, counteroffers, negotiate, reject and accept.” ~~ Robert T Kiyosaki (Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad)



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