Swami Vivekananda says:
Every work must go through these stages: ridicule, opposition and acceptance.
All my life I have been afraid of the first stage. Ridicule. The fear of failure has stopped me like none other. What will people say has been a decisive factor in the things I've done. I'm not proud of that. I wish I had the courage to do what I wanted to. Bold enough to go ahead with things that I think I must, and strong enough to face the flak.