Great advice from a devotional my friend read last week:
When you realize that what you “do” doesn’t determine “who” you are, you can experience a new level of freedom from shame.
This advice coupled with Romans 12:2,
And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
gives me the mindset I need to continue honing my craft and not give up when times are challenging.