Just do the work
Via Terry Teachout’s About Last Night:
“I have never thought about what I was doing in terms of art, or ‘this is great,’ or ‘world-shaking,’ or anything like that. To me, it was always a job of work–which I enjoyed immensely–and that’s it.”
John Ford, interviewed by Peter Bogdanovich (1966)
Do the work. Don’t worry about the outcome. Let the chips fall where they will.