I only see people giving advice on how to stay motivated to finish a game, not how to stay motivated to stay in game dev altogether.
The problem with me is that I guess I have too high expectations for myself. But every time I see someone I admire submit a really cool game, I enjoy their creation, but at the same time I doubt my skills. I've been going on and off in game development because of my erratic motivation levels.
I don't get a lot of exposure in general either, so there really isn't anyone telling me that I'm doing a good job. Nor do I have any friends who are interested in game dev. (Note that this isn't a plea for attention; I'm simply explaining my circumstances)
I feel like all I really need is discipline, but even that is hard to achieve especially because game dev is only a hobby for now. I am merely a high school student about to go to college.
But I'm certain that I am not alone. We all burn out, don't we? If so, what do you all do in order to stay motivated or disciplined to just keep making games?