It takes a lot of ambition to be different. Courage in the face of adversity and fear is essential for molding the character in preparation for the heaven to come.
As a segue, some believe that we're living in hell now. This is a grievance understatement and trivializing of the event spoken of directly from the Word of God. Perilous times are on us now and even more grievous times are ahead. We live in a world where mediocrity is accepted, evil is legislated and privacy is anything but. If history can teach us 1 thing it is this... it always repeats itself.
With due diligence, be in the world but not of it and pray earnestly for the courage to endure the tribulation. Get rid of the sin in your life. Erase those bad habits. Forgive them. Get over it. Reconcile with them. Pray for peace amidst hostility. In your heart let no evil hold. Pluck it out from the root in the name of Jesus and dare to be like Daniel who was prepared to be eaten by lions before he hid his worship of God. Dare to be like Shadrach Meshach and Abendigo who were prepared to face fire rather then face God's fire. Dare to be like a Esther who prayerfully entreated the King in spite of the threat of death.
Do you see a trend? History always repeats itself because human nature under demonic influences remains the same. Get the guts now don't worry about being popular or accepted you got a crown waiting for you and glory.