You don’t need a standing ovation from anyone or a promotion or to become the bestseller or to even have a million dollars. You are great and enough right now. You, yourself are smart and strong enough. No need to seek others opinions. You have nothing to prove. Once you stop to care less about who you are to other people and instead care more about who you are to yourself, the better you will feel and the better you will succeed at what it is you want to accomplish. You will have less disappointments and heartaches the moment you stop seeking validation from others only you can give yourself.
Sometimes peace is better than being right. In other battles God will either fight for you, vindicate you, or make a way for you to exit.
Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.