Vardy has already found the back of the net 12 times for the Foxes this campaign, earning him a call up to Roy Hodgson's England squad ahead of this week's friendlies against Spain and France.
The former striker for non-league club Fleetwood Townhas enjoyed a prolific rise to stardom over the past several years and is currently England's most in-form forward.
"Because of the way I've come into it, I think I appreciate it more," Vardy told the Daily Mail.
"You hear players in the past say that it's just a job for them, but for me it is nothing like that. I literally wish I could play football every day.
"It wasn't nice having to work full-time. It's a rise that I wouldn't have predicted but it's a good example for younger players of what can be achieved. To be honest there are a lot of good players out there in the Conference. I think often it's a case of teams not willing to risk it. Fortunately for me, Leicester did."