In my twenties, I used to get up, shower, and book it to work as fast as possible. It took me about 30 minutes from the time my alarm clock went off to be at my desk. I liked being one of the first people at the office. Then I had kids and the morning schedule was no longer in my control.
A few year ago, I wasn't too concerned about working 8 hours a day at a job I enjoyed most of the time. It seemed like a decent life. But some things changed. One of the most significant things was actually the death of one of my dogs.
Will power, in my words, is the ability for someone to overcome the immediate want or temptation of something to increase value of some sort in the future. Practicing will power could be not buying something you want, getting up early and exercising, saving money, or even saying yes to help out a friend who needs help moving. You are avoiding the want of something now for something better in the future.
Reactions and changes are caused by catalysts. In my case, the change was thinking differently about time and money and the catalyst was Mr. Money Mustache.
I will admit that Think and Grow Rich wasn’t at the top of my Reading List, but due to the fact that The Magic of Thinking Big wasn't available for digital download from my Library I checked it out. Before I started reading it, I went online searched for reviews for it. It has an average of nearly 5 stars with almost a thousand reviews on Amazon. It is one of the best selling books of all time. Sold.
I really can't stand Dave Ramsey. I am not sure what is. Possibly, his voice or just his demeanor, but he really just annoys the hell out of me, but I would like to thank him.
Never check your email again, outsource your daily tasks, refuse customers, work remotely, and increase your own company's revenue. Sounds crazy, but Tim Ferris created a book that explains how you can do all of it... and yeah, it was 10 years ago.