Each one of us has a different "why" for getting into IM. Yes, having no boss is great. Working from home whenever you please is also great. But that's not the whole picture. At least not for me anyway.
Personally, if I succeed and make a good amount of money then the lives of my parents, sister, brother and hopefully my own future family will be greatly affected in the positive.
For example, my parents need a tractor part that costs $8000. With it a significant amount of manual labor is removed during the summer months. I wish I could buy that for them.
My sister (22) has a chef job and is content at breaking even every month. I would like to have the ability to teach her that she can do better.
In the future, I plan to have my own family and I want to provide an atmosphere of good quality life. Nice house, holidays.....
These are some of my own reasons for pushing on everyday. No matter how hard it gets when I think of these goals I know I don't have the right to stop. I mean what's the alternative?
Anyhow, I would like to hear some of your own reasons for why you want to succeed. Or if you already have succeeded financially then why did you want to do so in the first place?