stay positive – don’t be distracted by what other people think
I live in a very small town. One of the biggest challenges faced here is the rumor mills and dirty looks from people when doing something "different" than the normal everyday small town stuff. Most innovative people have suffered the same from their peers. This will be the very key to my success in all things in life. What matters is keeping myself focused on the goal. Outside negativity will only muddy the waters and contaminate my clarity.