A little known story is, I could draw from an early age but didn't have any real direction for it. Nor did I even think I could make a career out of it. Then one day when I was young, about 14 or 15. My mammy gave me a VHS tape of the film, "Mallrats". She heard it was about comic book guys and figured it was something I should see. I saw that film any it changed my life. This then led me to "Chasing Amy". I decided to be a comic book artist. 16 years later, I am an animator/comicbook artist/film maker. It's funny how things work out.
I guess if you know what you want, work hard at it. Then you will make money at it.
Cheers for the inspiration Kev.