In the beginning, whenever you are starting a new endeavour, the people around you are bound to play a role. They will either support you or laugh at you. Well, the latter sounds a tad too extreme but the fact is, you will most likely face such people too. The world is not as rosy as we would like it to be and the sooner we get over that fact, the better it will be for our future. Accept that fact, and focus on the people that support you. Surround yourself with them. Feed off their positive vibes towards you. And as for those who laugh at you, do not waste your energy on them. It is far too precious to be wasted on such people.