Don’t be a follower, be a student.
Take advice, but not orders.
Take information, but don’t let somebody order your life.
Make sure what you do is the product of your own conclusion.
Not to do what someone else says, but take what someone else says, process it, think about it, ponder it, it if makes you wonder, think, then it is valuable.
Then when you go take action, make sure the action is not what someone told you. Make sure the action is the product of your own conclusion.