No one can succeed in any endeavor that they don't like. If you don't love what you're doing, then don't do it. Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.
Do something that you have a deep personal interest in. Do something you'd enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about. Don't set compensation as your goal. Find work you like and the compensation will follow.
Work is not your punishment. It's your reward, your strength and your pleasure. Real success is achieved when you like what you do. When your vocation becomes your vacation, you'll never work another day in your life.
Work is love made visible.