I think I can relate to your perspective.
My coping mechanism is this: I want to draw, and this desire keeps me working and keeps me not caring what other people can or cannot do in relation to me.
What I want to do is create. My "right" to create is not dependent on the quality of the piece, having good composition, color work, et cetera. What makes me entitled to create is my desire to do so, and my investment of time and work.
This doesn't mean I don't aspire to improve and to output quality - but actually these are not high priorities. What is important is to draw, and to invest work into my drawings.
I am certain there are people who enjoy my work as it is and as it can be in the future. When I want people to be with me i the process of creation (actually I do) I seek out those people.
how is that, as an ode to mediocrity?
The heights by great men reached and kept,
Were not attained by sudden flight,
For they, while they companions slept,
Were toiling upwards in the night"