Sometimes the only way to fix something is to start by breaking it.

Most people are predisposed to the status quo. Sometimes that predisposition gets us so locked up that we can't imagine ourselves moving in any direction without breaking the status quo. So go ahead and break it! Challenging the status quo can only make you stronger. Anyone who is worried they can't go back to the stability of their current place is probably living a life that isn't as stable as they'd like to think.

Incidentally, this is true even for people like me who [crave change]. For us, the status quo is constant change, and we can't imagine getting anywhere unless it's fueled by change. That's not any better than someone paralyzed by change.