I bookmarked famous How To Become A Hacker article many years ago and strongly recommend reading the whole article. However before you start, I must say that it might not be the classical Hacker who illegally accesses to a system and steals the information as you expect. It’s a great writing about the definion of a real hacker, how they behave and how to become one of these. My favourite part is following
To follow the path: look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.