There’s a form of support you may not recognize: the Naysayer.
These pessimists have a purpose. Every time you decide to do something new, the beloved Patron Saint of Risk sends down her Angels of Gloom to shower you with disapproval.
The loftier your goal, the worse their negativity. The more tentative you feel, the gloomier they sound.
If they succeed in dissuading you, be glad. Your commitment simply wasn’t strong enough to do what it takes to get what you want.
If you’re still determined, regardless of their bad tidings, then you win the Saint’s blessing. You’ve got what it takes to break new ground.
And if you’re really sharp, you found some food for thought in the crumbs of their criticism.