"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
It's easy to say. When you try something new, you are usually ridiculed. I've learned to be immune to it. I even find it useful. Because every negative comment aimed at me and my work is another perspective that I clearly missed with whatever I tried. So I listen and validate it accordingly. I make a lot of mistakes and know that making mistakes is the best way of learning.
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
― Steve Jobs