Most people want to retire early so they can take control of their future and destiny. The idea is to remove the stress that comes with not having enough money. What is the best way to have a stress free life. Money is only one variable that people trying to fix. Money does not create happiness, it only removes an area of worry and concern. It is also possible to not know what to do with money once you have it and you just watch it slip through your fingers.
It is important to understand the why. Once you understand that, then you can motivate yourself on a daily basis. That helps you stay in the grind and do the extra things that most people do not want to do. At the same time, if you do not have balance in your life then you will just introduce another variable that is harder to control.
We all need healthy relationships. We need a healthy family life. If spouses opt to spend too much time at work and less with the family, their are intangible costs that for many are just too costly.
The secret to happiness comes from being thankful for everything that you have been given. That thankfulness will keep your head locked in a healthy and positive focus. It is possible to be a servant to others and still be successful yourself. I had a mentor tell me once that when you help people get what they want, they will help you get what you want. The application point is to be a giver and not a taker.
The more prudent we are with our spending habits, the more generous we can be with our abundance. Again the why is a critical determining factor of success and taking the best path to getting there.