My first suggestion would be to read this:
I could say a lot more, but the above link says a lot,and unless you are rich, dont quit the day job, or if you dont have one, dont risk your savings, since, as Mr McClusky said, the fact that you are asking what it takes means you DO NOT have what it takes. This is not meant to be arrogant, but the best way to lose your money is to convince yourself that you are better than you are. Play at least 500,000 hands (a pro will do this perhaps in only a few months) and if you are making money, continue. (And be analyzing your play ALL THE TIME)
Its like Martial Arts. A little knowledge can be more dangerous than no knowledge at all.
Oh yea, as Dark Side said....change your name....lol