Intent matters and is the only thing that matters in the long run. Perceptions of people may act as stumbling blocks but if you are doing any task with clear and good intention then these temporary challenges should not matter at all.
Let me take one example of an intention that almost every one of us will have. It is about making money and securing our future. Is it good or bad to have an intention like this? I would say it depends from person to person. Even a thief will have an intention like this. So, a good intent will also be one that ensures that the foundation of your success is not laid on the losses of others. A win win situation for all is the only way to be happy and stay happy. This does not mean that you part with your hard earned money to help out someone who suffered losses because of his or her own foolish ways. Only thing I wanted to communicate is that do not cause losses to others in the pursuit of your goal.
Achieving goals means taking right action at the right time. Do not waste time explaining each and every action you take. It will drain you out and make you lose your focus. Before taking any decisive action in life weigh the pros and cons. You will lose something and will gain something in pursuit of your goal. However the satisfaction of achieving what you intended to is far greater than any short term gains or setbacks you suffer. It doesn't matter whether the world stands by you or not. Having the right intent and working steadily towards a goal is the need of the hour.
You will always be surrounded with skeptics who neither take any decisive action nor allow you to take one by trying to create doubts in your mind. Do listen to them and analyze but do not let negativity to have any adverse impact. Always keep asking yourself whether I am doing the right thing or not. You will get answers. It may not be instantaneous but you will know whether you are doing the right thing or not.