Focus on Your Goals and Deflect The Negativity
If you want to pursue your dreams/goals you need to get good at not caring about other peoples opinions and what they think about you. People who give you their opinions usually base it from their past experiences and comfort levels. But if these people have never stepped outside of the box and taken a risk, the higher chance you will get an opinion that could potentially stop you from pursuing your dreams/goals. If you want an honest opinion, reach out to friends, family or mentors that have stepped outside of their comfort zones and went against the norm. These are the people that will help you spread your wings so you can grow as a person and live the life you deserve.