We live in a society where success is measured by how much money you make. It doesn't matter how much you hate your job, it's ok because you're making all that cash. How fulfilling can that really be? Maybe for some people thats all it takes to make them happy, but I really don't envy that.
The best path to success is to make money doing the things you love. That doesn't have to include starting a business. There is such a huge variety of "real jobs" out there, if you persevere you will find something you love.
What's your passion?
The biggest barrier to entry can be finding that passion. Not many people can wake up in the morning and say "that's it, I know exactly what my passion is". Finding that passion is a exercise in patience, and takes some self discovery. Sometimes what you think you want to do isn't at all what you want to do.
A passion should be something that you could do for long hours every day even if you weren't getting paid (and you probably won't be at first). It needs to excite you. It needs to be the thing that gets you going in the morning. Money shouldn't be your driving force with this passion, however...
Can you make money with your passion?
Unless your passion is collecting pieces of string, you shouldn't have a hard time finding ways to make a living doing what you love. Heck, maybe there are some job opportunities involving random bit of string, I haven't looked into that field very thoroughly. I was trying to come up with something that I couldn't relate to any career option, and I found that very difficult. That's basically the point I'm trying to make.
Seriously though, I'm hesitant to say every possible passion has an opportunity to make you money. What I can say though is that you most likely have a passion that you can monetize. Keep an open mind, but also be weary.
You don't have time? Really?
There are always a million and one excuses not to do something. The most common one is "I don't have the time." That's a lie. Your time is what you make of it. What are you doing that's taking up all your time?
Do you spend time watching TV or playing video games? What if you spent some of that time pursuing your passion? It's almost never the case that you don't have the time to do something. If it's something you're really passionate about, you have to make the time. If you can't, maybe you need to re-evaluate what your passion actually is.
Are you going to settle?
If you really want to be happy making a living with your passion, you can't settle for something that is maybe kind of what you want to do but not really. You're not going to be as happy as you could be.
Settling is basically like giving up. You're telling yourself that you might as well just take an opportunity because "what are the chances of something better coming along?" That's the wrong attitude. Don't put yourself in a situation where you're desperate because that just makes it impossible to not settle.