If you want to be free from the pressure to perform and impress others, don’t seek to impress others with yourself. Instead, just be impressed with what Christ has done for you on the cross.
Once upon a time an old man and his son were on their way to market. The old man was leading a donkey and the boy was walking behind when they went through the first village. There, the people called the old man a fool for not riding the donkey, so he climbed up on the animal’s back.