Live for yourself
Use this life to seek your happiness. Satisfy yourself. Life is too short to waste on worrying about things outside your control. Don’t worry about what other people think. Don’t let such meaningless thing control how you lead your life. Follow your principles. This journey is yours.
Have a passion that means something to you. Treat others’ praises as meaningless. What if they are misled? What if they just do it insincerely? Do you still want to be praised by them? If you asked yourself to feel good when they praise you, then it means you live to gain their approval, then you must feel awful when they condemn you too. What if they are wrong? Would you behave foolishly just to please them?
Do it for you. Do it because you love it. Live for yourself.
People who are excited by posthumous fame forget that the people who remember them will soon die too. And those after them in turn. Until their memory, passed from one to another like a candle flame, gutters and goes out.
-Marcus Aurelius, Meditations