You are only accountable to yourself
The first person you want to please in your life is you.
External validation is impermanent. It comes and goes with the latest fashion, the trend du jour, the requirement of the moment.
When you know within your core that you are centered and aligned with your own principles and desires, you will cease to need the validation.
Instead, you will see any nod towards you as a feedback and a testimony that you have shared your gifts with the right people.
You inner satisfaction, when mindful and in consciousness, comes first.
Aim to please who you see in the mirror every morning.