Rarely does a writer nail it so completely! You did!
I’ve amused and assuaged myself with these very thoughts as long as I can remember in my contrarian life. You have laid out the positives and negatives perfectly.
Push but don’t force. Be willing to step back and ask what’s the message? Listen to your gut. Know that something good will come from an alternative approach. Patience really is a virtue but pay attention. If an avalanche blocks your path find an alternate route.
You and your readers might be interested in my next overly-ambitious project, HEAR US 2020 VisionQuest. I’m throwing myself at an unconventional effort to call attention to families and youth experiencing homelessness along Rt. 20 and I-20 (and nationwide).