Another problem with creativity in people is that so many people think they are creative when…
Faheem Jackson

You’re right, “You are your own greatest critic” often applies to those who are creative. As you mentioned, experiment and failure is a systematic way to explore previously unexplored spaces and to better understand and solve problems. Seeing your own biases can be quite liberating as well, as the you decouple the sense of self and other and focus on issue to at hand, unlocking another level of potential.