No two people are alike. You can make the path that you pick work for you and your individual situation. The important thing is that there is no right or wrong answer. Whether it takes you 2 years or 10 years to get through your path, there is a place for you if you have the drive and passion to finish.
You could start off as a laborer and eventually become a construction manager.You could go to college and become an engineer and decide that you are happier being a carpenter. Or you could start off as an apprentice, become a master trades professional and own your own business. It won’t be easy and it will require a lot of hard work, but your path is yours. The destination is up to you and you’ll have help along the way.