Trust the work
Your work. If you don’t, who will?
Don’t let the advice of others, however well-intentioned (or not), knock you off-course. Don’t let self-doubt lead you to quit. Resist the enemy – the perfectionism that causes you to hesitate and postpone. Let the knowledge of your imperfection drive you to keep raising the bar, to set your sights higher on the next attempt, and achieve greater than ever imagined.
Too many find themselves stuck on the treadmill of the unfinished life. Too many live in regret of what could have been. Too many live in the fear of their own success.
You have to take the risk to try, and just trust the work.