If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away.
—Henry David Thoreau
Remind yourself that you will have to incur the misunderstanding and perhaps even the wrath of those around you for having the temerity to march to your own drumbeat. Don’t take it personally even for one moment. – Wayne Dyer