Much of our discouragement comes from the way we think, our habits and patterns of thinking which can be inaccurate (cognitive distortions), counterproductive and downright harmful to yourself and others.
This is where self-compassion comes it. Self-compassion doesn't just mean self-care or pampering yourself. It includes honouring your innate value, unique gifts and talents and finding ways to best bring these to use in serving others, increasing wellbeing and minimizing suffering for yourself and others.
And remember these fine words by Joseph Campbell:
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Be you. Don't give up.