Should you shoot for the stars, or play it safe? It depends. If you’re leading the football game 100 to 0, then you don’t need go go for a field goal. Just have some fun running some cool passing plays. But if it’s a close match, and there isn’t much time left on the clock, a field goal may be the best and only way to squeeze out a win.
In creative work, I don’t think there is value in constantly playing it safe. If you’re not pushing the boundaries, then how are you growing?