Sometimes I wonder, how someone feels at the end of their life knowing that they never focused on what was important. I have to say when I first started IM I had already been in a business where I was making 200K a year, so I had high goals for myself. I have surpassed them, but on this journey I realized that what drives me is not getting to say "i'm rich", or "I drive a ferrari so everyone look at me", but I do it because I want to be able to focus on the important things in life. Now, what those important things are to me is probably much different than most of you. But, over the past few years, after college especially, one realizes that most people's lives are consumed by money. Maybe that person isn't a millionaire wanting to be the next donald Trump, but think about how much time we spend paying bills and doing things related to money. I view it as a means to an end. The reason I desire to make so much is because I want my wife and daughter to be set for life. I also want to be able to do the things I want, and that takes money. I really could care less if anyone knows how much I make, or if I am well known, or whatever. The sad thing is though, most people do NOT want to make money for the reasons I do (and some of you as well feel the same way I do), so ultimately they are unhappy, and I find in my own experience, that when you are trying to reach a goal for the wrong reason, it is not near as much motivation as trying to reach your goals with pure intentions. Now, don't get me wrong, I am looking to buy an exotic car as we speak. I almost didn't do it because I thought it was materialistic and would attach me more to this world, this physical plane we live on. I was honest with myself though and was able to realize that I want this car because I love cars, plain and simple. I do not care if anyone sees me in it, or associates me riding in it with status, or other reasons. I do it because I've loved these type of cars (ferrari) since I was a kid, and it just so happens they cost a TON of money, especially the type I want. Now, since archaeology and cars are my ONLY hobbies, you will not find me spending a dime on stuff like rolex watches, 200 dollar shirts, and my house is nice but is definitely not a symbol of how much money I make. Basically, the reason i wrote this is because when I first started, I was that guy looking to get rich to prove to everyone that I am the man, but along the way I sort of had an eye opening experience, and since my intentions have changed, so have my successes in affiliate marketing. Of course I've put in hours and hours of studying WSO's, researching stuff, and just making mistakes so that I finally figure out what works. So, if you are just starting out, or are already successful, check your motivation and intentions behind making money. When I'm not working I don't think about it, because that would defeat the purpose. Just realize that someone who doesn't think about the things that matter is NOT a wise person, no matter how high their IQ is, or how much they make. To just live life to gain material things and praise from others is a failure, but the one who realizes that this life is temporary and money will not matter when you're gone, they are truly the wise individuals.