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.