The desire to follow our dreams is something that we all have in common. But when we allow others to re-adjust our aim or distract us from the bigger picture that's when we begin to fight a battle that we'll never win.
A few weeks ago I had a conversation with a close friend of mine and she had just received some negative feedback regarding a few ideas had been pondering. Her attitude wass always glowing and full of inspiration, but for the first time I could tell she was really down. Like the wind had completely been let out of her sails. She wanted to give up before she had even started. I contemplated whether to tell her to forget those peoples opinions because they don't matter, but the feedback was from her family and close friends. The more we talked, the more she started to understand that the criticism was from people who knew nothing about the field she was trying to get into nor did they understand the vision/concept that she was trying to build. Before the night ended she realized that she was the one who dreamed it, so her and only her controlled whether or not to pursue it.
Others will criticize you or call you crazy for pursuing the things that you're passionate about because they're too afraid to take a chance or have already lost hope on what they once strongly believed in. Let them be non-believers, let them go they're own way. This is you're vision and only you can quit on yourself.
So let go of whatever it is that's holding you down raise your anchor and Set Sail...