Chill out in the mediocre or stand for something
When things are going well, sticking to the middle of the road too often feels like the right place to be. It feels like safe and sound territory. But it's the land of standing for nothing. It's the most dangerous place. When we stand for nothing we're guided by what we think others may think of our idea rather than the quality of the idea and how consistent it is with what we stand for.
Fresh ideas change our world in some way. That change always makes some people nervous. Generally speaking, the fresher the idea and the more it challenges conventional wisdom, the more uncomfortable it makes some people.
It takes guts and courage to get out of the middle of the road and stand for something.