Key to Wealth Is To Work Smart
If you want to become wealthy work smart Not necessarily hard although working hard is an asset.
If your just a regular person from a working class background then consider this. The majority of self made millionaires from the working classes made their money and their wealth in real estate.
Ignore the current doom and gloom you see in the real estate market. The worse it is the more potential for you making a profit. The last time real estate went to crashed was around 1980. I bought properties when folks were foreclosing and giving them away. I cleaned and decorated them up, rented them out and cashed in a few years later when I sold them.
OK I didn't make millions but that's because I'm a little lazy but I made plenty and I have lived in a paid for house since. I've never paid rent or a mortgage in my life.
Look up this book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiosaki it will help you get a clue and give you start on how to become wealthy. He gives some great advice in there.