Well, I have the same goal. In order to achieve that I must conquer others who are also aiming for that goal. Here are the steps that I'm taking to reach my desired level of superiority:
1. Play Vide Games(done)
2. Love Games(done)
3. Learn C++(done)*
4. Learn Win32(just started)
5. Learn Opengl
6. Get high grades in school(trying to)
7. Go to digipen(hard task)
8. Find a company to work for(most American companies are bad at making games, ie: Accliam)
9. If I have enough dinero, I could start my own game making company(but its impossible to be CEO and game designer/programmer at the same time).
10. MAke better games than Shigeru Miyamoto(I truely believe I could do this).
11. Be labeled as the greatest game designer/programmer of all time.