"The essence of parenting is to never lose faith in your child and the essence of adulthood is to assume that faith in yourself.
Many have compared the act of creation to the act of giving birth and to their creations as their children. And there is some validity to the analogy. But the more important message is that one should never lose faith in what you create. Believe in your creation as you would a child. And believe in yourself as an artist and creative leader.
Too many people give on their creativity because they haven't found fame or fortune. Lack of interest in your art by the world does not negate what you have created. The opinions of others don't much matter. What is important is that maintain your faith in yourself and what you create. Don't give up or give in.