brakes beat engines.
In a recent podcast I learned that the brakes in a car will (most) always stop a car. We're talking about lots of horsepower, with the accelerator slammed to the floor and the brakes will still stop the car even with the accelerator remaining down.
(Side note, if you're accelerator ever gets stuck, stay calm, take your foot off both pedals and press the brakes - you'l stop.)
Brakes always win.
So do breaks.
Don't let let a critic break your momentum with their empty opinions. They'll always stop you, if allowed.
And remember, you can always stop - even when it seems you can't. Take a break, relax. It's never too late.