Life Changing Quotes From The Book “Rich Dad Poor Dad ” By Robert Kiyosaki

Inspiring quotes from Rich Dad Poor Dad that would change your thinking .

Rich dad poor dad quotes

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.

It advocates the importance of financial literacy (financial education), financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one’s financial intelligence (financial IQ) to improve one’s business and financial aptitude.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is written in the style of a set of parables, ostensibly based on the authors life.

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Here are important and life changing quotes from Rich Dad Poor Dad .

1. “Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want.”

2. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”

3. “I find so many people struggling, often working harder, simply because they cling to old ideas. They want things to be the way they were; they resist change. I know people who are losing their jobs or their houses, and they blame technology or the economy or their boss. Sadly they fail to realize that they might be the problem. Old ideas are their biggest liability. It is a liability simply because they fail to realize that while that idea or way of doing something was an asset yesterday, yesterday is gone.”

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4. “In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.”

5. “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 the lack of technical information that holds us back, but more the lack of self-confidence.”

6. “If you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man.”

7. “Emotions are what make us human. Make us real. 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.”

8. “The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.”

9. “If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don’t blame other people for your problems.”

10. “You’re only poor if you give up. The most important thing is that you did something. Most people only talk and dream of getting rich. You’ve done something.”

11. “Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won’t quit.”

12. “It is said that the fear of public speaking is a fear greater than death for most people. According to psychiatrists, the fear of public speaking is caused by the fear of ostracism, the fear of standing out, the fear of criticism, the fear of ridicule, the fear of being an outcast. THE FEAR OF BEING DIFFERENT PREVENTS MOST PEOPLE FROM SEEKING NEW WAYS TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS.”

13. “As I said, I wish I could say it was easy. It wasn’t, but it wasn’t hard either. But without a strong reason or purpose, anything in life is hard.”

14. “Stop blaming me, thinking I’m the problem. If you think I’m the problem, then you have to change me. 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 themselves. Let me tell you, it’s easier to change yourself than everyone else.”

15. “I am concerned that too many people are focused too much on money and not on their greatest wealth, which is their education. If people are prepared to be flexible, keep an open mind and learn, they will grow richer and richer through the changes. If they think money will solve the problems, I am afraid those people will have a rough ride. Intelligence solves problems and produces money. Money without financial intelligence is money soon gone.”

16. “There is a difference between being poor and being broke. Broke is temporary. Poor is eternal.”

17. “People who avoid failure also avoid success.”

18. “In the real world outside of academics, something more than just grades is required. I have heard it called “guts,” “chutzpah,” “balls,” “audacity,” “bravado,” “cunning,” “daring,” “tenacity” and “brilliance.” This factor, whatever it is labeled, ultimately decides one’s future much more than school grades.”

19. “An intelligent person hires people who are more intelligent than he is.”

20. “Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much money you keep.”

21. “Rule #1: You must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets. If you want to be rich, this is all you need to know. It is rule number one. It is the only rule. This may sound absurdly simple, but most people have no idea how profound this rule is. Most people struggle financially because they do not know the difference between an asset and a liability. “Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets, “ said rich dad.”

22. “Today, wealth is in information. And the person who has the most timely information owns the wealth.”

23. “In today’s fast-changing world, it’s not so much what you know anymore that counts, because often what you know is old. It is how fast you learn.”

24. “It is not much different from a person who goes to the gym to exercise on a regular basis versus someone who sits on the couch watching television. Proper physical exercise increases your chances of health, and proper mental exercise increases your chances for wealth. Laziness decreases both health and wealth.”

25. “An asset is something that puts money in my pocket. A liability is something that takes money out of my pocket.”

26. “Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind. Most people never get wealthy simply because they are not trained financially to recognize opportunities right in front of them.”

27. “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.”

28. “I recommend to young people to seek work for what they will learn, more than what they will earn. Look down the road at what skills they want to acquire before choosing a specific profession and before getting trapped in the Rat Race.”

29. “Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. But have fun. Most people never win because they’re more afraid of losing.”

30. “…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 lets you off the hook, and the other forces you to think.”

31. “A plan is a bridge to your dreams. Your job is to make the plan or bridge real, so that your dreams will become real. If all you do is stand on the side of the bank and dream of the other side, your dreams will forever be just dreams. First make your plans real and then your dreams will come true.”

32. “Complaining about your current position in life is worthless. Have a spine and do something about it instead.”

33. “Always start at the end before you begin. Professional investors always have an exit strategy before they invest. Knowing your exit strategy is an important investment fundamental.”

34. “Business is like a wheel barrow. Nothing happens until you start pushing.”

35. “Getting rich begins with the right mindset, the right words and the right plan.”

36. “If you are moving, even fire will not hurt you. If you are standing still near the fire, even though you are not in the fire, the heat will eventually get to you.”

37. “If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.”

38. “In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes.”

39. “In today’s rapidly changing world, the people who are not taking risk are the risk takers.”

40. “It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life,it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”

41. “Leverage is the reason some people become rich and others do not become rich.”

42. “One of the great things about being willing to try new things and make mistakes is that making mistakes keeps you humble. People who are humble learn more than people who are arrogant.”

43. “One of the most stupid things to do is to pretend you are smart. When you pretend to be smart, you are at the height of stupidity.”

44. “Sometimes, what is right for you at the beginning of your life is not the right thing for you at the end of your life.”

45. “Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In mid air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground.”

46. “The biggest challenge you have is to challenge your own self doubt and your laziness. It is your self doubt and your laziness that defines and limit who you are.”

47. “The idea of going to school and getting a job is the most destructive one in your brain.”

48. “The most important word in the world of money is cash flow. The second most important word is leverage.”

49. “The most life destroying word of all is the word tomorrow.”

50. “The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.”

51. “The problem with tomorrow is that I have never seen a tomorrow. Tomorrow does not exist. Tomorrow only exist in the mind of dreamers and losers.”

52. “The richest people in the world build networks; everyone else is trained to look for work.”

53. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way.”

54. “Thinking is hard work. When you are forced to think, you expand your mental capacity. When you expand your mental capacity, your wealth increases.”

55. “When you come to the boundaries of what you know, it is time to make some mistakes.” “If you want to thrive in today’s economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed.”

56. “Sight is what you see with your eyes, vision is what you see with your mind.”

57. “The more I risk being rejected, the better my chances are of being accepted.”

58. “If you want to be rich, simply serve more people.”

59. “The problem with having a job is that it gets in the way of getting rich.”

60. “The more a person seeks security, the more that person gives up control over his life.”

61. “The moment you make passive income and portfolio income a part of your life, your life will change. Those words will become flesh.”

Thank you for reading this book . We do recommend that you get a copy of “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. Read it as many times as possible and you will be glad you did . Please remember to share among friends and loved ones .

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Originally posted 2017-10-10 10:09:55.

Ibibo Ataisi

A Self-development professional committed to helping young people explore and exploit their potentials in order to live a more enriched life.

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