Needing Mother’s Approval

Hi, I love you. I have two questions. I’m around 40 years old and my whole life I have been trying to prove to my mother that I am a great person but she never completely agrees. I’ve realized now that no matter what I do this will never change and it makes me sad. I just don’t want to need her approval anymore. How do I do this?

And so far I’ve been unable to meet my financial goals despite endless hours of studying and working for many years. Besides setting realistic and specific goals with step by step plans that have worked for others in the past, and following through each day, what else do I need to finally meet my goals?