“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing…” – Thelonious Monk
You are not one in a million, or even one in a billion.
In the entirety of human history, you are the only YOU there is.
The odds against your line of ancestors eventually leading to your parents and then you is roughly 400 Trillion to one against.
Even if you had a clone, or an identical twin, they still are not YOU.
So you have your own story, your own tune that you have developed over your life and all of your experiences, both joyful and morose.
So what if other people are not ready to hear it at the moment?
If you sell your soul to have success, that song of yours is now tainted. It is no longer your music but some external dream monger that has bought you and your inner music.
Play your music, even if no one else is listening or appreciates it yet.