Develop the mind of equilibrium.
You will always be getting praise and blame,
but do not let either affect the poise of mind:
follow the calmness, the absence of pride.
There are two great motivators: fear and desire. They often push a person to accomplishment, but can also detract from their happiness. Using stress to keep oneself in check is one method, but not always the best. Face a task without consciousness of others’ or your own opinion of your reputation. Remove the ego, as they say, and the path may be slightly less arduous.