On the bulletin board above my desk, I keep a handful of quotes that have taught me something, or that I hope to learn from.
No one will care about this work as much as you, therefore you will have to do it yourself. (A reminder not to seek validation.)
This is a note I jotted down to myself, but I can't recall when, or in response to what. It's an important one to me, though. Seeking validation of my work, my skill, my achievements is something I wrestle with, as if none of those things has value until someone else deems them valuable. I haven't learned this one fully. I'm still working at it.