There are a lot of answers to the question "why" you want to pursue a particular profession, and ultimately only one person who can answer that question.
There is a more spiritual why that we cover in and then there is often a more logistical why in terms of money, lifestyle, variety, and on and on. Starting With Why
Instead of pouring over the same different subsets of ideas, this story is better told by exploring different twitter threads and responses that go into this topic. First there is the "why" of being a VC, and then there is a whole lot more "how," in terms of strategies people would use to break into investing.
Amy Cheetham @ Costona Ventures
Nikhil Krishnan, a healthcare investor
Geoff Lewis @ Bedrock
Leo Polovets @ Susa Ventures
Fantasy Investing re: Turner Novak
Hear Turner Novak talk about it on Invest Like The Best, starts at 54:27.
And more of Turner's strategy here:
Allison Barr Allen on getting rejected
Blake Robbins @ Ludlow Ventures
Erik Torenberg @ Village Global