‘Born to Lose’

Norman Vincent Peale, author of Power of the Plus Factor, wrote that he once came across a tattoo studio in the twisted streets of Kowloon in Hong Kong.

In the window were drawings of the hundreds of choices of tattoos available from the artist who worked there. One in particular really struck him. It said, “Born to lose.”
Peale was appalled that anyone might actually ask to have that permanently written on his skin.

He went inside and asked the Chinese artist, “Does anyone really have that terrible phrase `Born to lose’ tattooed on his body?”
“Yes, sometimes,” the artist answered.

“But, I just can’t believe anyone in his right mind would do that.”

The artist tapped his forehead, and in broken English said, “Before tattoo on body, tattoo on mind.”‘


Your mind is the greatest tool you have to change your world. If you win in your mind, you will win in reality. Likewise, if you lose in your mind, you will lose in reality. I believe you are born to win, but start from your mind with the right attitude.

Photo credit: sulabhlamba6

1 comment
  1. “Before tattoo on body, tattoo on mind”
    What we think( in our mind),is what we are or become in reality

    Very simple but loaded write up.

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