I’m a We Be. We be here before you and we be here after you.” – told to Dee Jacob during an implementation.
I laughed out loud when Dee Jacob shared this line during her presentation at the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO) conference.
I’ve met whole We Be families during some implementations, yet I don’t know which is harder, to be an outsider among the We Be or an insider, proclaiming a new vision.
The insider’s peril calls up a quote from the Bible, John 4: 44
For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.”
Either way, insider or outsider, driving change is a challenge.
You could use the existence of both quotes to confirm to yourself that you won’t succeed no matter what, and you may as well give up now.
Or, you could notice that both roads, insider and outsider, are rough and then keep charging along anyway to create the change you believe in.
Why not keep charging? It’s the only way to win in the end.