Too many people are trying to impress other people. They go through life trying to prove themselves to everyone around them. The crazy thing about it is that these people they are trying to impress and prove themselves to their opinions don't even matter. Prove yourself to yourself & stop trying to prove yourself to other people.
Spend less time impressing others and more time impressing yourself. Climb a mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Other people don't see how hard you are working. Other people don't see the hours of sleep you've been loosing just to make your dreams come true. Other people don't see everything you've given up or suffered through. Prove yourself to your self. Everyday that you wake up you should be looking in the mirror and trying to be better than the you from yesterday day. You shouldn't be worried about being better than anyone else or looking like a big shot to them. If you have to try to look and make people think you are a big shot you probably aren't.
I have had a lot of people tell me I needed to get a job because dreams don't pay the bills. They thought because I sold my car and started riding a bike and skateboard everywhere I didn't have money and didn't have a job. Funny thing is I sold my car because that was the only thing keeping me from quiting my job. It was the thing keeping me from living my dreams and really start my journey of working for myself. I made a sacrifice so that my dreams could begin. I don't care what other people think about me because I know how hard I've worked, I know where I am and how far I have come.
So at the end of the day other people's opinions don't matter. Their opinions don't define who you are. You don't need to prove anything to anyone other than yourself because only you know the truth and all the details. Prove yourself to yourself, not others.
Work Hard & Live Your Dreams!