Whenever you go for an important goal, especially one that is publicly visible, you’ll likely have people who won’t exactly give you any encouragement or support. In fact, they’ll likely do the opposite and discourage you from pursuing your dreams. They’ll criticize your plans or even show their lack of belief in you by trying to persuade you pursue other things.
Some people simply don’t want you to succeed because your success will only make them feel worse about the lack of their success. Some just don’t understand why you may be going against the norm. Others may criticize your dreams because they don’t want you to be disappointed.
Let people have their opinions. You just do what you need to do. As you get closer to your dreams, the chatter will lessen.