People mean well, especially friends and family, but they're going to give you bad advice.
This leads to two challenges as you strive to create original work that matters:
1. Ignore their advice, even the well-meant entreaties that you stick with the status quo
2. Try to discern the actually useful good advice, so you don't insulate yourself in the bubble of the self-deluded. In general, this good advice pushes you to go faster, or to do things that make you uncomfortable.
PS the irony of this post is not lost on me.