Under the title “Success”, John Heider, in his book THE TAO OF LEADERSHIP, states “If you measure success in terms of praise and criticism, your anxiety will be endless”.
The only way to separate yourself from this endless anxiety is to realize that you aren’t in charge of how your words, your efforts or your thoughts “land” with others. Your job is to give your gifts to the world with an open heart. If you are able to do that, be grateful. Then let it all go. That’s success.