I've heard this multiple times before but for some reason it really makes sense to me now that I've been stuck.
I've watched an interview with a legend and innovator of their craft (similar with other great performers and athletes). On occasion they were asked "Who is your favorite of all time?". They responded similarly to the following.
"I liked certain performances from others such as XYZ in 20XX, but my favorite of all time is myself, 4 years ago."
Reflecting on this, I've improved technical skills and developed better processes over the last couple years (easy and hard stuff). The problem is, I don't really know the drawings I've been making (important stuff).
I could be wrong but most of the things I've drawn are only valuable for superficial reasons (more details, or nice tricks). Nothing really contributes to art itself. Normally, I wouldn't think there's anything wrong with that except for a few things.
I really don't love to draw (I don't mind it). Alternatively I absolutely loved drawing when experimenting on my BFA which I dropped out of. I want to always be told what to draw. But drawing prompts kill my motivation to draw. I also get plenty of honest encouragement that one day I could make great pieces, which is motivated but confusing.
Basically who I was as an artist during my BFA years was my favorite artist of all time. I should be that guy... without the BFA program.