I think it's high time to mess with the tried and true formulas. In order to do the most good for the most people, and to regenerate a wounded and weak part of yourself, you simply must create some cracks in the way things have always been done. You must push beyond your overly safe limits.
But wait! Before you plunge ahead, make sure you understand this: If you want to break the rules properly, you've got to study them and analyze them and learn them inside out.