By the time you’ve gotten to the point where you no longer doubt your abilities and you know with certainty that there is a place for your creative work in the world, you will have realized something about your own character.
You can learn a lot from your own keyboard shortcuts.
This character is your identity, your voice and your key. Knowing your own identity as an artist or creative entrepreneur is the way to do better and better work.
This is the era of self-publishing and new possibility. You don’t need to be spoon fed any idea of what it means to succeed by strangers any more. You don't need permission to be yourself. The tools and avenues exist for you to go ahead and do your work. Every day.
Continuing to produce work that means something to someone very specific is all that talent has to do in order be noticed.
Or, as I sometimes chant to myself on my daily walk: existence is success.