Non-attachment to outcomes

I’m trying to figure out how these two ideas fit together:

– On the one hand I feel I shouldn’t judge my work by what other people think of it, but rather by what I bring to it and how I show up,

– On the other hand, as a writer, it seems an important measure of my success to consider how much my writing resonates with readers, and how many readers I touch with my words.

What do you think?

Thank you!

Clotilde in Paris.