Episode 135

Learn to Improve Your Commitment and Follow-Through | E135 Matt Worthington

Even with an aggressive savings rate, reaching financial independence will take 10 to 15 years assuming the market plays nice with you. Stack on paying off debts and saving for large purchases like a wedding, a new car, or your first home, we can see how this is going to be an extended journey.

Throughout that journey, how do we stay committed and follow through with our goals?

This is not an easy answer, especially in the age of instant gratification and social media.

So I turned to my friend Matt Worthington who has followed through with many impressive goals. When he started college, he committed to graduating debt-free. This required working multiple jobs, saying no to distractions, and an unhealthy amount of frugality but he made it happen. Then he wrote a book about it which is a feat in itself. Finally, over the last year, he’s accomplished several physical challenges including completing a half-ironman, finishing 75 hard, and running an ultra marathon, which required a focused training plan and a lot of mental toughness.

It is easy to write off Matt as someone born with these gifts but I promise you that wasn’t the case. Don’t worry, we’ll get into that story.

My hope with this episode is you pull out inspiration to continue following through with your commitments, financial goals, or anything you have your mind set on right now.

So if you’re looking for that inspiration, let’s get into it. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Mister Reinvention himself…Matt Worthington.

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating the belief that you can change
  • Following through with your commitments even when they get hard or you hit an obstacle
  • How to cultivate disciple
  • Surrounding yourself with the right people
  • Getting creatively thrifty 

More of Matt:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt_worthington/

Riser Network: https://www.risernation.org/

Riser Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6WWt0CNuhVg5HSyKlEERWf?si=ix0gHEjFT72OXAKZcWVN3w&utm_medium=share&utm_source=linktree&nd=1&dlsi=3f4d5462c135468c

Ultra Productive: https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Productive-Graduating-Debt-Free-Getting/dp/1946277835

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