The way you make an impression isn’t by doing things that are expected, it’s by do things that are unexpected.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be hard or extremely difficult. Or that you have to solve big complicated problems or travel to uncharted territories. It means that you have to do something that brings value unexpectedly. Again, that value doesn’t have to be something big, often it can be something small. It can be something that has flown under the radar, under people’s noses for way too long. Or it can be about doing something that seems so obvious to you but is something other people have never considered or thought of. But once you’ve done it, it changes the way people look at you. That’s making an impression.
Little things multiply, they compound.
But more importantly, it’s about NOT trying to make an impression. It’s about being a valuable person. About bringing out the value that is You. You can’t always control what impression you make and to who, but you can control who you are and what you do. And when you focus on that, on who you are and what you can contribute, it makes its own impression.