It's actually a misnomer -- if you're doing your own thing, you're not escaping anything, you're just, well... doing your own thing. And I urge you to do that, with every fiber of your being. What I write may be interesting, and at times inspirational, and hopefully for you it stops there, then you're into exploring your own ideas and potential.
It's useful to know your limits -- as information, not as a boundary.
Within reasonable terms, the boundaries, the rules, are usually established by those who are looking to make everything conform to the way they think -- and average. You're not average, nobody is, don't believe them. Being respectful and decent is a good idea. Beyond that, you should push back.
Believe in you, as hardly anyone else ever will.
I was saying and doing what I felt I should be exploring before there were blogs -- and blog stars, whatever that means to you -- and I can tell you that while it will probably not make you popular, it will make you who you want to be without the self-help shelf.
You don't need to achieve to escape mediocrity. All you need is to be who you are, and think independently.
"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!" [Søren Aaby Kierkegaard]
[the road less traveled by c.a. muller]