Critics aren’t trying to hurt and they aren’t trying to help. They’re trying to impress.
The less time spent dwelling on a work in progress the more emotionally detached you become and the internal and external critics lose their power.
Artists are a particularly worrisome bunch. We worry about everything,”Is my work good enough, will it be seen and appreciated, am I making any progress, will lesser talents get more recognition, can I ever measure up to the great masters?”