Preach! This is exactly right. It’s a lesson I’m continually learning as I grow as a creator. Don’t chase the applause and don’t fixate on the jeers. I can’t say I’m perfect at it yet, but I think that’s an added benefit of continuing to put your work out there — you give yourself more opportunity to learn this lesson.
As an aside, not sure if you’ve seen the movie Whiplash, but I just watched it again this weekend. I was struck by how some of these exact themes are present in it. If you have time, I wrote down a few of my thoughts on it, and I’d love to hear what you think.