Surround yourself with people who are explicitly rooting for you, and stop trying to win over those who aren't.
I saw this quote recently on Kristen Randall's blog. It's pretty good advice, I think. Get rid of your detractors.
If you want to see some seriously kick-@ss jewelry that makes you think 'mmm...' go visit Kristen's website at Mood Swing Studios. And if you want to purchase me a gift just because you are rooting for me, well check this out.