The normal path to becoming a pilot is to…
Get an FAA Medical Exam
This is basically nothing more than a physical that requires certain health requirements to obtain. It will also serve as your Student Pilot’s License during training.
Make sure you have the funding to follow through the training. Average costs can range between $5,000 to $10,000 and up depending on the flight school, aircraft being flown, and gas prices.
Pick a School
Find a good flight school for your training. There are two categories of schools you can go to, part 61 and part 141. Part 61 schools refer to schools you will find at your local airport and have easier schedules for training and requires a more flight training hours to receive your license. A part 141 school is an actual school accredited by the FAA to train and follows FAA approved training aids and have to meet performance standards.
Pick the Plane
Pick the plane you would like to fly - there are many types but most pilots end up training in Cessna’s.
Start your training, read your books, and learn everything you can while studying for your first test.