My example of “holding back” comes from personal experience. The leaders of ECUSA cry that “border crossings” by African archbishops are a gross violation of the tradition and historic order of the Church. Those border crossings, however, are necessary to advance the Gospel, because, as we all know, ECUSA sure isn’t doing it.
My parish walked off its property and became part of the Church of Rwanda. If we were to strictly follow tradition, we would have to have remained in submission to the heterodoxies and heresies of ECUSA.
If you were to strictly follow tradition you'd be Catholics all along.