The strength to carry on, to do what you innately know how to do, comes from within. The words of others, good or bad, are nothing more than dry leaves withering away in a winter season.
Do not seek approval from the establishment for your hard work or good deeds. Do not wait for confirmation for a job well done. Do not place your hopes and dreams in the hands of those whose actions contradict their words.
This is a copycat world where its inhabitants place greater value on vanity than humanity, on wealth than intellect, on the now than the later. Be cautious of the things that draw your eye and ask yourself how do they keep you moving toward your goals.
Most important, refuse in giving power to the words and phrases spoken unto you by people who know only what they are taught.