What do learning, freedom, tax breaks, and a meaningful life have in common? They’re all reasons to start a business. But those four aren’t it–there are many more.

A study in the International Small Business Journal found a “dynamic relationship between motivation profiles and career, household and business life courses.” Different people start businesses for different reasons. There are no right or wrong reasons, and, yeah, maybe there are good reasons that you shouldn’t start a business right now. But entrepreneurship has proven itself life-changing for so many people, so it’s more than worth considering.

In this post are 21 reasons why you should consider starting your own business. It has integrated integrated images, statistics, graphs, quotes, lists, and links to other resources–all in the hope that this post will be useful to you as you think about leaping into the world of business.