No one can walk the path that is yours to take but yourself. There will be opposition to you stepping on that path from different people coming from different angles. Sometimes loved ones may be afraid that your choice ambition might be either too hard for you to attain or may be they think too noble for someone like you to thrive at. Then you have those who cannot imagine that you of all people might succeed where they failed.
No one can walk your path for you, so why allow negativity no matter how good the intention, cloud your judgement? Learn to listen to the voice within, there is a reason we have one. Your next step could very well depend on if you obey the call to branch out into the option facing you.
You alone are master of your path in life. Make your conscious decision daily to seek the steps that will lead you further into your greatness.