I was in my 2nd year of Aerospace Engineering - literally training to become a Rocket Scientist. I hated it and thought about quitting every day. "This isn't for me," I'd tell myself, but I was top 3 in my class, so my family and friends pushed me to keep going. I listened to them, but in my heart, I didn't want to work at a desk under fluorescent lighting 50 hours per week.
One day, I came across Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Workweek. I remember reading it in a few days. I was hooked. "You can make money online, live in a foreign country like a king, and travel the world?!" This was my calling.
I slowly developed an obsession for everything "Tim Ferriss". One day, while reading an article on his website, I came across the story of a former Engineer making $50k per year who quit his job to create and sell online fitness programs. Oh ya, and I forgot to mention, he was making $1,000,000 PER MONTH doing it.