Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say;
For it isn't your father, or mother, or wife,
Who judgment upon you must pass.
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.—Author unknown
If the one staring back from the glass does not approve, if he does not say, "Well done," then the praise and recognition and approval of others means nothing. Look, then, at the man in the glass, and see what he has to say.