There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, Aristotle said.
He was right. You can make sure that you don't stand out and you avoid any attention. Perhaps then you won't get judged or criticised. Albeit you probably still will be.
Or, you can do what challenges you, what you enjoy and ultimately, what fulfills you. Being your own champion doesn't mean that you're conceded, selfish, or r that you think you're better than others. Rather the