No matter how exciting our idea or vision is. We can't seem to sway them, they just never believe in us. This can be such a toxic situation and can really bring us down.
When I first went to my family about starting a new business idea. Their response was lacklustre. I felt that my idea was stupid and worthless. In fact, the more I tried to convey what an exciting concept it would be the more I started losing confidence in myself.
The hard truth is that many of us suffer from low-self esteem. Which means we rely on others to validate ourselves, our ideas and dreams. When this doesn't occur it almost feels like our world is ending; especially when it is our closest loved ones.
It is important to support yourself 100%. Take action towards your dreams and don't wait for people to give you a YES or round of applause. When we believe in our selves and have no self-doubt, it sends signals for others to treat us accordingly. So if you are pursuing something and don't have outstanding support around you. Hold your head high and keep going.