Robert Kiyosaki: You Need to Make Mistakes to Learn
Robert Kiyosaki – Live Through It
Bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki speaks about the importance of making mistakes, saying that they’re the only way we can grow smarter, stronger, and ultimately more successful.
“I was always flunking out at school because I can’t write. My parents who were fourth generation… I’m fourth generation Japanese-American to Hawaii. And the Japanese believed you had to go to school. You had to go to school, get good grades. And so when I said, ‘Well how do I be rich?’ He’s like, ‘Well, you go to school.’ And I said, ‘Wait a minute, all of my uncles and my aunts and my grandfather and my father and my mother, they all went to school. They’re still poor.
“So I knew there was something missing at school. You see, the difference between a school teacher and an entrepreneur, in school they punish you for making mistakes. Entrepreneurs know you’re not going to learn anything unless you make a mistake, so I’ve made so many mistakes. I mean last year, I made a lot of mistakes. But, each mistake I make, I get smarter. It’s like standing up and falling down, standing up and falling down. It’s like learning a language. You make a lot of mistakes. It’s like riding a bicycle, it’s like flying a plane, you make a lot of mistakes, and hopefully you live through it.”