I find that status quo is often highly overrated. The silliest thing of all is desperately trying to maintain status quo for the sake of maintaining status quo. Humans (myself included) often frantically expend enormous amounts of energy and effort in desperate attempts to ward off any changes that threaten their existing state. Personally, I find this is purely counterproductive - many changes are often inevitable, and the only remaining question is what position you will put yourself into when these changes do eventually arrive. That, and the escalation of commitment, are the two things to watch out for.