Do your thing...
We are so restricted by protocol, dogma, rules and regulations, that not too many go outside the lines too often. So doing your own thing might sound a little far fetched. But, really, you are the only one that can do it... you are the only you there is.
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.
Put yourself out there and do whatever you want or need to do. The naysayers spewing criticism for your choices, are just jealous that you are doing something they are afraid to do. Being yourself and doing your own thing can sometimes be frowned upon, but it is necessary for your well being. If you are the type of person that drives your own bus, then following the leader just doesn't suit. You were created to stand out.
You need to do your own thing, make your own 'mistakes,' and celebrate your own triumphs. Don't ever be afraid of the 'failures' in your life, learn the value of situations that did not work out as planned. They are the greatest gifts of all. You will learn more from 'failure' than success. Take chances, go out on a limb, be a rebel, never compromise yourself for anyone and enjoy your life.
“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”