I'm reading the book "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown at the moment. I just wanted to share with you a quote that really resonated with me and how I felt for many years about my work as a composer. Perhaps you have felt the same about some work/achievement in your life. 

If you’re wondering what happens if you attach your self-worth to your art or your product and people love it, let me answer that from personal and professional experience. You’re in even deeper trouble. Everything shame needs to hijack and control your life is in place. You’ve handed over your self-worth to what people think...You’re officially a prisoner of “pleasing, performing, and perfecting.”
— Brené Brown "Daring Greatly", 2012 (London: Penguin) p.64
AuthorKatherine Rawlings