When you divorce yourself from the fickle opinions of critics and passive observers, you free yourself from a form of psychic tyranny.
When you dismiss the cynics and only recognize the opinions of people who have earned that privilege, you find yourself with a significantly larger amount of mental bandwidth.
When you stop worrying about what other people think and about impressing them, what does that leave you with?
That blank space is yours to fill. What will you bring to it?