kinkinkijkin: i agree with you; while one keeps trying one always figure out how to do better more quick later until is a natural response
Apsarah: i feel quite identified with you; though, most of times is not your art what should make you proud of what you do on this world; the fact of have been supportive to a friend or family is much more a thing to be proud than how famous you become with your art
and then being famous has some luck factor to it; if everyone were famous; no one would be, for the most music is a hobby; and the purpose of it is to have another ways to express yourself as well as having something else to have fun on
just don't stop having fun and you'll become better at it! :D one only becomes defeatist when comparing to others, and that is never good; just achieve small goals, like getting a pleasant synth sound, a beat you could dig all day, until you can purpose yourself making a bass line you like and so on, that's the way to become the best! imho
btw i look forward for your game! it is looking astonishing already!~ x3
NerdMcBoon: if your only purpose is to become good, it's probably you get discouraged to continue after BUT there's so much personal goals to feel motivated of when making music; like trying how you perform different styles, trying to make some impressive use of effects, or music you like with no effects at all, making something in a style that is not of your preference BUT with the goal of you ultimately liking how you pull it, and so on!
two different concepts when criticizing oneself is agreeing in other constructive approach and being plain self-punishing
i think improving is better when you have fun seeking other approaches for what you like to do, than to force yourself to be sad about your work until you accomplish something (have seen much people getting burned out and have a bad time for way long before they accomplish something when they take it this way, so i'd recommend the funnier way instead as it is faster and more self-compassive imo)