You know, I've found so often in life that when I really, really want support from someone, anyone, it is so hard to find. I start waiting to do what I long to do, waiting for someone to tell me, "It's a great idea" or something of the like. Yet, I keep finding that no one is there and I just have to make the decision to do so myself. I have to lead the way and when I'm done, or established in my decision, I normally get the support I wanted from the beginning. Not always, but if it does occur, it is normally far later than I would like.
Lesson learned? Well, stop waiting for people. People are lazy and pessimistic. People only do what you force them to do half the time... especially if it wasn't their idea in the first place. Some people are all too ready to tell you how you failed - thinking they are providing you valuable information. Others don't give you any negative feedback and are "yes" people. I guess you have to listen to both and balance them. In the end though, it really is only up to you. If people support you, great, but don't count on it.