Don’t get hung up on criticism and definitions. Never stop creating. You will never know the range of difference this can make.
Pain can be a useful guide that something is not right, it points us to what we value. It allows us to get to know ourselves better where it matters most.
Feedback is key to growth. But what you hear says as much about you as it says about the messenger and the context and organization.
Where are you looking to make that difference? What attracts you? What are you looking to protect? Where else is that relevant? Some tips to start that search.
Sometimes it takes a bit of trust to wait what new shape things want to take when the dust settles. Do your part and then apply some trust (and time).