I think the answer to this varies from person to person. But here are my thoughts, after talking to hundreds of aspiring farmers, as to what is stopping them pursuing their farming ownership dreams.
a) Knowing it is possible
b) Having people alongside them who will support them and get the vision
c) Patience: this is going to take years. It will happen if you’re good enough and you want it.
c) Persistence: You can’t stop when people say ‘no’. You will get 1000 no’s. It’s your life, and if you want this dream, then it’s up to you to make it happen. Keep asking, keeping proving you’re the best and keep getting up each morning
d) Willingness to speak your vision: we find so many aspiring farmers are embarrassed to tell people of their bold vision. App developers don’t. Why should you? You need to tell people, or else how are people going to know what you want, and then how can they help?
e) The skills - go be the best. If you’re not the best, why would someone back you. You need to prove you have the skills, so go and get them. Do what you have to do know how to run a farm.