Its a lot less stressful and risky to be a low level sponsored ski bum, than the owner of a large company investing incredible amounts of capital back into your brand.
We all got to grow up eventually, and if opening up a company is what youre dreams are, then do it. Whatever your long term goals are is important. But growing up and starting your own company is not always the immediate answer. Have fun, do what you can when young, and enjoy life to the fullest.