Once you have figured out what you want out of life, the next step is to start to eliminate anything that could stand in the way of achieving your goal.
These things are generally internal, unless you live under a total dictatorship or something. Usually the things that stand in our way are in ourselves. Doubt, self-loathing, fear, fear is failure itself, fear can shut you down from ever getting started. But lethargy is another, being so confused or hurt that you don’t know yourself enough to figure out what you want.
But if you can get past that, then you can start to list all the things that could stand in your way. For me its the fear of being on my own, not working for a company or other large institution.
This makes it harder for me to strike out on my own and have my own business.