Ever since I was a kid growing up poor in a wealthy neighborhood, I read every book I could find that talked about how to be more successful. And I tried everything those books told me to do. But somehow, things never quite worked out the way they said it would.
Those books often suggested that going after what you want with a full head of steam will make people "bend to your will." Now I don't know about you, but I have never found that to be the case.