Value is not given by "doing" things but being present, by the ability to live the available time without fear and with the intent of making one's life the best possible with what we have.
As a kid, my father always told me to stay grounded, or to limit myself to what is "safe". The myth of security is the chain that binds us to the strain of non-life, a false and oppressive myth. We should never be limited by fear as it means giving up life. We mostly try to forget that sooner or later it we will die and perceiveing that the moment approaches, when we are non-living, creates regrets. Human life has no value in itself, an unconscious and mechanical life is a parasitic life.
Value is not given by "doing" things but being present, by the ability to live the available time without fear and with the intent of making one's life the best possible with what we have, a wonderful workcraft in tune with our greatest ideal. Only a life lived trying to be a man or woman to be proud makes sense. We should occasionally stop and ask ourselves if we like it, if the life we have created gratifies us, and, if the answer is no, instead of complaining about the "fate", moving on and make the right changes. Every moment of freedom, pushed towards our greatest aspirations, is a time of immortality. The poors of spirit are those who hope and believe in a salvation that comes from some Krishna, God, Allah, Fairy Turquoise, Great Gnome or Magician. We create our kingdom in heaven, and immortality exists only in the Present. The only acceptable perception of "staying grounded" is that of serving as a reference to concreteness. The modern human being, in his deep despair, survives a life without joy thanks to inconsistent and anesthetic fantasies. In his immobility, doped with repetitive thoughts, talks to death. You, who keep reading, no matter how small or big the step you are thinking of: please stop thinking about it, and take your feet off the ground.