You know what a lot of resistance to getting an alternative legal career boils down to? The conditions are not ideal. That’s it, really.
That’s what “I need a high-paying job (that just isn’t law)” is about. That’s what “But my parents/spouse/ inner critic /dog/society won’t approve” is all about. That’s what “I need a steady paycheck, not the risk of entrepreneurship” is about. That’s what “I don’t have time to look for a different career right now because my life is so crazy” is. Conditions are not perfect, so you convince yourself you cannot move at all toward your dreams.