Have you lived your entire life trying to impress someone else? If you are not careful, it can consume your entire being.
When you live your life based on the approval or acceptance of others, you lose. You lose your life and you lose your self respect. You chose to allow someone else to dictate if you are a success. You abdicated the role of life architect to someone else.
Quit trying to impress others.
If you stop grading your life based on their expectations, you are free to live the life you want. The world needs you to be the best version of you. Don't rob the world of the opportunity to experience you.
Encourage others. Don't set unrealistic and unhealthy goals for their lives. Encourage them to dream their own dreams and set their own goals based on what they value.
Do you know who is yearning for your respect.