When I was younger, I used to dream of starting a business and becoming rich. The business ideas themselves had changed over time, but I had always envisioned myself traveling the world at the age of 20 or 25 and reveling in the fruits of my labor. I am not an undisciplined person by any means (in fact I'd say I'm the opposite). Relaxing comes hard to me. However, I never started a successful business so far.
Today, I'm 23 (will be 24 in about 4 months) and I feel like my dream is slipping away. I have started a few projects in the past and I have a website that I'm running today, but I wouldn't like to monetize this latest website, so essentially I am bound to start a new business.
I just graduated with a computer science master's degree and I'm applying for jobs. I do understand that my lack of innovative ideas is probably due to the fact that I need to work a job, see inefficiencies, and then fix it via programming a solution. I have a list of business ideas that I could start, but I'm reluctant to do it as none of them seem super attractive. Maybe I should just code one up and put it out there just to get the practice of doing it. Maybe I should start freelancing or maybe I should just relax and wait until I find a job - I don't know. And time is slowly slipping. I don't want to be 40 or 50 years old and going to Ibiza - I want to do it when I'm young (in my 20s).
Hence, I get to my question: How to deal with the doubt that you may never make it as an entrepreneur? My financial goals aren't super ambitious - I'd like to earn approximately 2 million $ so that I can retire in the sense that I don't have to work anymore and then I would probably travel, train martial arts, read books, maybe even do a PhD etc. I would like to earn my freedom via entrepreneurship. But earning 2 million $ is not guaranteed and I'm having doubts about it.