What does this mean? We've heard this phrase so many times before.
For me, it means to make your own path in life. It means that you have your own voice in this world and it deserves to be heard. Most people get too concerned about what other think and do. This is not productive. It is self-destructive and often leading to frustration and being chronically dissatisfied with life. Don't forget: We all have a special place in this world and have a right to it!
I was always the "black sheep" wherever I went and it was not until much later in life that I understood what I truly wanted and to be extremely creative in finding ways to share my passion with people. Creativity is important in generating public interest and exploring the different possibilities. We have to do this for ourselves because no one will do it for you.
In our society, we have to be multitalented. We can't just do one thing anymore. To be marketable and employable, we have to show that we are capable to do many things at an extremely high standard. We have to practice like maniacs and still be aware of the changes and directions art has taken in our world. Even though we are artists, we are also entrepreneurs! We have to be in order to keep music and tradition alive for future generations.
If you feel like a "black sheep", don't forget its not a bad thing. Embrace difference by marching to the beat of your own drum!