I would suggest the following:
1. Try to obtain a job in a field that you like very much. I think that you should enjoy your job (at least 50%) and you should believe that you are being adequately paid (at least 50%).
2. Work very hard and honestly and try to expand your responsibilities on that job by offering to do more than you are asked to do. This would include volunteering to fill in where needed.
3. Try to obtain a mentor at your place of work or outside that place who can help you get ahead in your field.
4. It is very important to be a person of integrity and to be courteous and respectful to your colleagues and client/customers.
-Robert Barron '60LAW