Many times we seek advice from people when we are in doubt. That's a good thing to do actually. You gain knowledge and get to learn through their own experiences. But what we forget is that it's their own experience which built their life path. It cannot be the same for anyone else.
They may tell you to go their way, the way they have come out of their problems. Here, situations might be similar but it's YOU this time and not THEM! And the passion is yours, not theirs!
How can you slip your feet in a shoe which is of a different size!
Listen to the advices but do what your inner self tells you. Believe in your instincts. Trust that if you fall once that's totally okay. Till when would you keep falling: twice, thrice and then the nth time you will get up. Everyone has this energy within, which generates tremendous power, enough for you to attain anything you wish for. And after this what comes out of you will be true happiness, of achieving what you would have forbidden because of others' opinions in the first place!