"It's often a 5 or 10 or 15 year process people start finding their voice,
When they realize the safest thing they can do feels risky the riskiest thing they can do is play it safe"
The video of Seth Godin is below. Seth, throughout his various works and blog posts, often talks about how students are encouraged to take the straight path, to agree without questioning, are punished for being 'curious, and taught to 'skip the tough questions and answer the easy questions first.'
Starting a company is certainly not the safe thing to do. A friend of mine who's had multiple companies, his current one quite successful, gave me a great quote a few months ago.
"People always talk to me about the lack of job security in a startup, yet, because of the people I've met doing this thing, my job potential is better than it ever has been. Should I need it, I have far more job leads from starting a company than I'd ever have sitting at a desk with blinders on, only knowing a few of my co-workers."
The riskiest thing he can do is play it safe.