Most people either work a job or they work for themselves. You might wonder how many of these people who work for themselves ended up working for themselves. For some it might have been they found something, a field, or a line of work that piqued their interests and got them started working for themselves. For other people, they started working for someone else and fortunately landed in the right line of work but realized they were a horrible employees. This is how it was for me. This is how it was for Mark Cuban.
Sometimes it just takes being honest with yourself to see which basket you fall into. Some people are going to prefer to work for someone else and deal with less ambiguity. Other people prefer the ambiguity and desire to work on their own. Will some people make more working for someone else? That is correct. Will some people eventually earn more working on their own? That is correct. At the end of the day, the most important thing is not the money. It's the enjoyment of the work. When you do work you love you will do a great job. Create lots of value. And earn more money for either yourself or your employer which will result in you getting more money in the long run.
That is why I recommend finding work in the right field as the most important thing. When you are in the right field you find the right company and the right job. It not only allows you to make more money, but it helps you feel more satisfied and happier. Which is the real goal of work.