Toot your own horn damn it! You aren't going to meet complimentary mindsets talking to yourself. Actively put yourself/your material in front of those that matter.
Nothing about having an art/talent/ dream requires that you wallow in obscurity, waiting to be found by the one talent scout who just happened to walk by.
Confidence, an open mind and the determination to consistently fail better will get you there. Ask your friends and family for their opinion.
Take criticism for what it is. Even if you don’t agree with the point of view it’s always good to see how your expressions are received.
Perform, review, revise, adjust and repeat.