I have to link to this Blog post. I have heard some things about Mark Cuban that made me wonder but after spending some time reading his Blog I gotta say he nailed this subject big time and earned my respect. To summarize, get up and work, learn, read, learn, repeat for years and then if you did things right you might be able to reap big rewards. There is not usually an easy way out. This is a must read. Also noticed Mark is a WordPress blogger. Cool.
Thank you Mr. Cuban for this obvious, yet brilliant perspective.