Actually, if you don't understand this concept about how different these two worlds are, and do not fully embrace it, you are likely destined for failure, it really is that important. It's a whole different mindset than working for someone else.
Corporate downsizing, layoffs and early retirement has brought many of my associates into the world of their own business. These folks bring a wonderful body of experience, managerial expertise, and knowledge with them that may never be used or even called on to be exercised again! - Not in the near future anyway.
Will these talents and abilities now be of no use? Not at all. But it is essential that someone who will be creating an online business recognize they are now living in a different world.
Previously, in the corporate world, you had access to management tools, and training facilities that you will never see again in these early years of starting your own business.