Do not just be carried away by the praise of others on your efforts.
Some compliments are not true reaction to a good work done but borne out of ignorance and uncritical admiration to a personality.
Out of ignorance and emotional admiration, people may praise you to speed on the wrong direction and to be comfortable in your incompetence and irresponsibility.
Applause and compliments are not always authentic indicators to competence and success.
Do not solely hinge your motivation on public applause but be moved by the usefulness and relevance of your efforts.