A desire to protect what you have will strengthen your resolve.
Some problems seem insurmountable. An expert would say that there are only a few possible ways to solve it, but someone with fresh eyes would believe that there are endless possibilities to be discovered. Try looking at the problem with fresh eyes, as if it's the first time you've ever seen it, and dream big.
Mentors and advisers may have the best intentions, but they don't always understand your goals or what is best for you. Think critically about what they have suggested, but what works for them isn't always going to work for you.