And, pay particular attention to his concept of 'Beginning with the End in Mind'
Essentially, what you are suffering from is commonly referred to as AMBITION. And, when I say 'suffering', I am being sarcastic.
There's nothing wrong with you. Its just that you are different to others around you. Whilst most of your peers are happy to become 'sheep' and follow life's route suggested by their parents, family, friends, colleagues, society etc... you have the courage to think for yourself as well as believe in yourself. And, believe me, in our country at present, most people don't have the courage to believe in themselves.
So, your dilemma is not a job or a venture. Instead, if you tear through its various layers, I guarantee you that your dilemma is whether to become a 'sheep' and be congratulated by those around you because you are doing as they expect of you. Or, you want to be your own person who believes in themselves. And, in your mind you know that if you decide to become your own person, you will be criticised by those around you.
But, I want you to remember this:
Even if those around you criticise you, you have to understand one really important point. They are not criticising you because you are doing the wrong thing. Instead, they are doing it because they don't understand what you are doing, and why you are doing it. Because, they are not YOU!
So, my advice to you is this -
Follow your heart. WHether its a job or your own venture. That is immaterial. If getting a job keeps you awake at night with excitement, delight, and enthusiasm, then go and get a job. Stop kidding yourself about getting into a new venture. However, if on the other hand, getting into your own venture does the same to you, but you are sensitive towards your people's sentiments towards you, then you have to do some soul searching and determine whether your resolve really is strong enough for you to go 'against the tide'.
Because, at the end of the day, that is exactly what you are confused about. Should you swim with the tide, or against it!
Whichever way you decide to go, try and grow a thick skin with a soft heart somewhere in it.
I wish you an Abundant Life! Go grab it by the horns!
14th July 2011 From India, Gurgaon
This is in addition to what Gaurav has said.
Before entering into any business venture, you should do extensive market research. Many businesses fail because of lack of proper market information.
Decide first what business you want to enter into. Do some job in that industry. While doing the job start gathering market information related to that industry.
Earlier there was a query on starting a new organisation. Click the following link to refer that:
Re: Starting a new organization
Gather information related to that industry through business dailies, trade magazines, talking with the seniors etc.
Dinesh V Divekar
15th July 2011 From India, Bangalore