While action exposes you to criticism, inaction exposes you to a life only half-lived.
I had a lightbulb moment yesterday for a new race idea. I was really excited and even put thoughts and research to paper and put together a 3 page outline with all kinds of details. I don't really need to be taking on a new race right now though. I mentioned on Twitter that this had occurred and asked "why can't I just lay low?" It led to a fun little conversation with Twitter friend Leslie where I don't know how to lay low. I'm about following my passion. Yes, I'm not the best at race production, but I enjoy it, feel like it has helped others, and think that I do it well enough to benefit the running community. However, even if you do great things, any action exposes you to criticism. But that's no reason to avoid living and following your passion!