When favorable feedback is slow in coming, it is natural to believe the delay is due to a bad review. So the urge to say what we believe others might be thinking prompts us to give utterance to imagined unfavorable speculation. Be careful not to degrade yourself so long you begin to believe your own bad review in an attempt to prove you are not conceited. Confidence and conceit have distinct character traits.
Conceited people will promote themselves and perceive others as peasants. Though some are facetious with this notion, there are people who are serious about invalidating others. This helps them deal with the inevitable fact someone else may show better.
Confidant people will promote others and include themselves in the mix. This helps them keep their edge when the cheering section is out on break. There is no law against having faith in yourself to succeed when the odds (and people) are against you.
If you are what you eat, does it not make sense you are affected by what you eat whether good or bad? That being the case, if you are what you think, does it not make sense you are affected by what you think whether good or bad? Nobody can eat for you. The right foods can be suggested. You have to do the work and eat. Nobody can think for you; though, they may try. The right thoughts can be suggested. You have to do the work and evolve. Yes. Evolve.
The key is patience with your building process. As you pursue your passion, hold private pep rallies. Cheer yourself on after the crowd is gone.