You're only as good as your most recent feedback.
If we're going to the next level in 2018, we have to begin seeing constructive criticism is your friend. not your enemy. In my journey to grow in every area in my life, but specifically in the area of my craft, I've discovered that I can learn SOMETHING from everyone I meet.... large or small. It doesn't matter how their dressed or what they look like. So in 2018, commit to being a life-long learner and open yourself up to receiving constructive criticism. The key word here is "constructive".