I was born with a few gifts or talents and felt a call, a natural pull or direction. The talents supported the call, and were instrumental in getting certain positions. I cared little about the money as long as I was doing what I liked. That the work ended up paying rather well was an aside. I think I did what I was meant to do, and worked where I was supposed to work.
That said, ample funds are better than the poverty that can accompany a person’s dreams. But the dream is important. We should dare to dream and not underestimate ourselves. Living the dream is a rewarding personal experience.