Icarus was instructed not to fly too high. His wings made of wax would melt if he flew too close to the sun and he would surely parish.
However, Icarus was also instructed not to fly too low. The weight of the sea would inhibit his ability to fly and he would parish.
We are not hard-wired to fly high. It’s easier (and if feels safer) to fly low. It’s difficult to stand up and say follow me. It’s not easy to take responsibility and to not worry about credit.
We fly too low too often. We give in to the resistance and accept that we are not like the few who are chosen to fly higher.