Stop seeking validation and approval from critics without credentials. Seeking validation will keep you trapped in one place because you are so afraid of what people will say when you do this,when you say that or whatsoever. Galatians1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Be unapologetic, be bold, be you and stop being a people pleaser but rather do what pleases God. Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?118:7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.