It's an amazing statistic that, on average, a person will try and fail at achieving a goal less than one time. That means that an enormous amount of time no action is ever taken to even make a goal possible. They key word there is "action", because unless you do something to move you towards a goal, it is only a wish.
As a football fan, and more specifically an Atlanta Falcons fan, I have recent and heart breaking experience with halftime adjustments. Problem was, the adjustments were made to beat my team that seemingly had things locked up. The New England Patriots went into halftime last January with dimming chances to be Super Bowl champions two quarters later. However, at the end of those two quarters they were indeed champions yet again. For that to have happened, the team had to make adjustments to a direction that was not headed towards what they all wanted. Those adjustments certainly would have included things they were doing that needed to stop and things they weren't doing that needed to start.
Though you may or may not actually say the words "what if?", everyone occasionally wonders about some of the countless decisions you didn't make. I'm not talking about the less significant ones like "What if I had worn that blue shirt yesterday?' or "What if I had ordered a latte instead of a cappuccino?". No, in the grand scheme of things those likely didn't throw you too far in one direction or another. Now, some other ones such as "What if I had gotten to work on time?" or "What if I had asked someone else out instead of her?" might have had a much greater impact. Nevertheless, it is human nature to pause at certain times to think "What if?".
A pure entrepreneur is likely to want an environment where they have complete freedom to take an original idea, uniquely create a model for it to thrive, and operate according to their own set of rules. Before going down the road to franchising, it is important to consider whether how you're wired as a potential business owner is going to be compatible with an established and standardized system.