I know the last post is a bit old but I had to add my 2 cents.
Books like "Think and Grow Rich" are decent, and I did read it, and maybe they motivate some people to do something but I`ve discovered it`s the same stuff repackaged. I stumbled across a book written long before that book (forgive me I don`t have info in front of me) and it was pretty much the same stuff.
"Sell the dream"....that`s a saying I`ve heard in the real estate seminar circles. People will pay big $$ for these seminars, then find another one, and buy books, and audio CD`s, and more info, but never do anything on their own.
The investors I know, understand there is a point at which you do NOT throw "good money after bad". They get to a point and just stop, take their losses and move on.
If you want something you have to MAKE IT HAPPEN. No excuses. Take responsibility for your life. You have to push, push, push, and NEVER quit.
If you`re going to play the game, you have to know the rules.