You've got to put yourself out there.
Stick your head out.
Flirt with the possibility of falling off the cliff.
Take the low percentage shot because you feel in your gut that you can clear the water hazard and have that putt for eagle.
Go for the harder riff while you're tracking guitars (even though this has been your most solid take) because you know people will wonder how it all came together.
Start a two piece band that takes song suggestions from the crowd and makes up the music and lyrics on the spot because you can't wait to feel the sensation of being inches from falling flat on your face... or achieving sonic brilliance.
Take a chance.
What have you got to lose?