Almost all difficult decisions are basically about weighing the long and short term values or benefits of options. Some people consider the financial value first. Others take into consideration the emotional and social value, and so on. To make better decisions, you have to weigh them appropriately.
The best way to eventually become your own boss is to start a side hustle and build your self-employed income, while you still have the safety and security of your day job. What's more is that starting a side hustle not only pads your income, but it also creates career-changing opportunities you wouldn't have normally stumbled upon at your full-time job.