First is former Cleveland Browns quarterback, Bernie Kosar. Kosar is smart, talented, hard working, generous and an over-achiever. Now in his mid 40s, he is divorced, his body is falling apart and he recently filed for bankruptcy. Bernie may be broke, but he's not broken. Why? Because he's a winner and he knows it. Kosar says adjusting to regular life is hard, making money is not. Kosar worked hard in the past to win and will do the same again to get back on top.
And then, there's Lenny Dykstra. The guy's nickname is nails, and no one played professional baseball harder. But Lenny's been hammered by extremely poor risk management and had to file for bankruptcy. Is he a genius? Probably not. But he is an entrepreneur and a winner -- after all, Dykstra did start a car wash franchise and sell it for tens of millions of dollars.
The lesson: You can have passion and internal confidence in abundance, but without great risk management, failure is the likely outcome.
Think better, invest smarter.