The Big Blindspot of Every Culture-Maker: How to Go From “Outsider” to “Insider”

In my experience, the longing to innovate often comes from finding yourself in circumstances that just don’t make sense. You see potential where others don’t. Something is broken; and you see a better way to do it. In the classic hero’s journey, the hero must overcome her fear of the unknown, and enter into a new and unfamiliar realm. It sounds heroic and all, but the truth is, being alone, in unfamiliar territory, can be a pretty lonely and scary path. You must leave the place of comfort and home. And then, once you’ve transformed, you begin the long walk home.