83. Buying real estate is buying absolute luck.
導向成功的金玉良言 --- 成功秘碼68條
Do not be obsessed with the lottery, for each time you don’t win, you get unlucky. Too many repetitions of this would amount to the equivalent of a jinx: only fools would spend a fortune just to get themselves jinxed.
Investing hope in winning the lottery is most unwise, much in the same way as betting everything on the stock market, where the moments of luck are too often in vain, for in the end, you would most likely lose more than you can gain.
A huge number of people buy the lottery everyday, yet only a tiny few ever win. It is foolish and naive to think you can rid yourself of poverty simply by relying on the prospect of winning the grand prize.
It is a fool’s errand to spend a fortune just to buy a dream, one that almost certainly will never come true.
Insisting on trying one’s luck at lottery, while being fully aware that the probability of winning is next to none, is a sign of greed and downright impracticality.
As you put more and more into the lottery or the stock market, you would only be buying yourself into further poverty and disappointment.
With diligence and hard work, you’ll make a living. With wisdom and wise investments, you can make a fortune.
“Good luck” is only ever obtained with the combination of hard work, wisdom and investments, not by sitting around doing nothing, wishing for your luck to turn. Getting something for nothing is a mere pipe dream.
Only diligence and wisdom, not sheer luck, can make you rich.
Don’t blame it on bad luck if you’re not rich. Think hard on whether you have worked hard enough, and whether you’ve invested your time and energy in all the right places.
Whether you can bring fortune to your children in the future depends on whether or not you’re able to invest wisely now.
How you think determines whether you can pull yourself out of poverty.
「能否脫離貧窮，與你的想法 / 思想有關。」
Those who do not invest in real estate are in essence cutting their children’s fortune in half.
「沒有投資房地產的人，你子孫的福氣 / 運氣就會因你折半。」
When things are not going well, stop and evaluate the situation. You may well find that you’re being misled by your own thinking.
If you want to secure good luck for your children, invest in real estate as early as possible.
When you invest in good real estate you are really creating wealth and fortune for your offspring.
Always choose to undertake the endeavors that you know for sure you can handle, instead of those that rely heavily on luck: it is the wise thing to do.
It is foolish and greedy for one to try his luck at lottery even when he knows how extremely unlikely it is for him to win.
Those in poverty tend to be more obsessed with lottery, thus it’s a great irony that the more he spends on lottery, the more impoverished he gets.
Some people have to buy each of the lottery， but never win big price.
Greed-driven purchase of a lottery ticket; persistent disappointment in not winning again; urge to try his luck again on the draw: this is the tragic cycle that binds people in poverty.
Every child would like rich parents, yet how many become rich by winning the lottery? You’re much more likely to find wealthy parents who are in the real estate business.
Lottery, just like the stock market and casinos, can bleed one dry, both in terms of luck and riches.
Want to find luck? Then invest in tangible things such as real estate.
The best way to help your children get rich fast is to invest in prime real estate.
The only reliable path to success is through hard work. But if you really do believe in “luck”, why not make your own luck by investing in real estate?
If luck can be bought, it would be through purchasing prime real estate.
The money bet on the success call investment. The money bet on the failed call gambling. The purpose of investing is to make money, the purpose of gambling is intended to take a chance.
Being unable to admit one’s own mistakes can indeed be the biggest mistake in and of itself—a personality trait that will certainly stop one from succeeding in his endeavors.
There are those who would rather rationalize their errors than to admit that they’re wrong—a pitiful type of personality indeed.
I am proud to admit my mistakes, for the acceptance allows me to rectify those errors quickly and easily.
Many who aren’t able to buy a house are victims to unwise investment plans, spreading their money in the wrong place; while others are unable to make quick decisions or unwilling to increase their offer when the time calls for it.
One who has his mind set on something can always find a way, while those who have not always find excuses. A 50-year-old person who still hasn’t purchased any real estate is a person with excuse too many
「有心願 / 意願就有辦法，沒心願就有藉口。人到了50歲還沒有購屋置產，一定是借口太多了。」
When buying houses, it is natural for a person to keep bargaining for a better price, but sometimes it is actually logical to raise the bid, too much greed and might end up with nothing.
Sometimes the buyer may increase his offer insufficiently, therefore still ends up losing the bid. It takes tenacity and guts to get what you want.「有的時候，買方是有加些價，但是加的不夠多，所以依然輸掉了可能買到房子的機會，這就是加價不夠「猛與狠」。」
Once you’re determined to buy a house, as with everything you’ve set your mind on doing, you need to be single-minded about it: half-hearted attempts simply won’t do.
In a bidding war against other buyers for a house, so long as you really have your eye on the property, you need to have a winning attitude and squash your opponents without mercy.
When bidding on houses with other competitors, those who aren’t willing to raise their bids will often end up empty-handed.
When bidding on a house, one should be rational, but also smart, always ready to raise the bid as much as it takes: the amount of the bid should be precise but daring.
Unless you’re willing to stay impoverished all your life, you have no choice but to compete in the game of real estates.
Raising your bid on a house is not a waste of money, for the “extra price” is not for the value of the house itself, but its potential to make money for you in the future: a wise bidder should always keep this in mind.
99% of the time, buying lottery is the same as buying yourself disappointment, whereas purchasing real estate is the equivalent of buying a 99%-sure way to get rich.
Buying lottery is in fact buying non-existent luck, for winning the grand prize has a probability close to zero. Buying real estate, on the other hand, is buying real luck, for almost 100% of the time the purchase will help you get rich. Can you tell the difference?
「買彩券是在買不存在運氣 (中頭獎的機會，幾乎等於零 )，買房子是在買絕對存在的運氣 (將來發財的機會，幾乎等於百分之百 )，這些區別你能分辨嗎？」
You want to buy a house, yet are unwilling to part with your money. It is a sign of illogical greed, much like a monkey who covets someone else’s apple while still clutching the banana firmly in his grip.
Buying the lottery can deplete your savings; buying houses can bring you riches. Can you see the difference?
Those in a state of poverty are where they are often because they have squandered their money on meaningless things. The rich know to invest in real estate.
Wishing to get a good house without raising the bid is somewhat similar to wishing to hit the jackpot—almost impossible to pull off.
Do not be afraid to raise your bid when buying a house, especially one with a prime location and a low asking price.
As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen; don’t play poker if you can’t stand to lose. In much the same way, once you’ve set your mind on buying a house, you should not be afraid of raising your bid. After all, if you want to get rich, don’t do the things that the poor do.
If you count yourself as a smart guy, be mindful where you invest your money, or you’d be surprised how suddenly you riches can be gone.
Want to become the next millionaire? Don’t hesitate to buy real estate, and don’t be afraid to raise your offer.
You make your own luck with investments and hard work; work for it, and lady luck will smile upon you.
Those who don’t know to invest can never become rich, they often end up with nothing but regrets.
Those who wish to become millionaires on sheer luck can never really get rich, for they put all their hope on lottery tickets and day dreams
We need to grab hold of opportunities when they present themselves, and create our own luck. And when we really do find luck, we need to quickly take advantage of whatever opportunities bestowed upon us.
Luck and riches are not necessarily a gift of God, for we can create our own luck and get rich on our own terms.
「運氣 / 財富不一定是老天給的，你也可以自己創造運氣 / 財富。」
Wealth does not have to come from inheritance: you can become rich on your own.
If you can get your hands on a cheap REO, you’d be gathering riches, for whatever money the bank loses is your gain.
If you find yourself spending all day praying for a windfall, you should go invest in real estate and create your own luck.
Investment is a much better alternative than living on salary.
Purchasing real estate is essentially creating your own, and your children’s luck
Investment in real estate should only be made according to your own financial prowess; don’t over-leverage or attempt the impossible.
Only sound financial planning can help you control your own fate.
One needs to actively seek to pull himself out of poverty. Only with hard work and smart investments can one make his own luck and succeed.
The gathering of riches should not be dictated by luck, but rather by hard work and wise investments.
Buying lottery isn’t the way to test your luck. The one sure way to get “lucky” is to invest in real estates
「買彩券不會帶給你幸運 / 運氣，只有買房地產，才可保證讓你帶來幸運 或 財運。」
Your luck, good or bad, is decided much less by fate than by your own actions.
The best fortune is in owning a well-located real estate.
「伴隨人類最好的幸運 或 財運，就是你擁有好地段的土地 。」
Real estate, not casinos, will bring you luck and riches.
As the saying goes, “with land comes wealth”. So if you’re feeling like you’ve been out of luck all your life, invest in some land with good value, and fortune will come to you.
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