There is no doubt that in life we have to blaze our own paths; we can't let others dictate our trajectory for our destiny is our own. There are so many things in life that we do not have control over, but the direction of our lives is not one of them.
This starts, simply, by not living in fear. Too often we let things that frighten us or pose what we think too much of a challenge stand in our way to achieving our best selves. There's plenty to be afraid of, sure, but we can't let it stop us as we climb our own mountain to greatness. We all know what scares us to the bone–be it heights, lack of finances, rejection, whatever–but that should not deter you from flying, paying yourself first, or asking someone out, or what-have-you.
Some of us chose a more unconventional life and others are fine with the norm or status quo. Whatever you chose, it's your choice alone. Let go of any fear you have and grab life by the horns and giving it a good shake. Flexing our own wings and writing our own story is what makes us unique and, ultimately, more self-fulfilled.
Live and celebrate you and your life. If you don't, no one else will.