Starting your own company and becoming an entrepreneur is not like starting a new job.  It's more like starting a new phase that will have a significant impact on your life AND on all of those close to you.  This quick article does a great job of pointing out 6 topics you should seriously consider.  92% of startups fail - but often it's all of the noise around you that impacts your success.  You may have a great idea but your "idea" is only one of many hurdles you will face.  Things do smooth out over time, but it’s often a lumpy ride in the beginning.