Sometimes it can be helpful to look in the mirror. To ask ‘how do I contribute both to the barriers and to the way forward?’
From the Blog on barriers
Sleeping policemen are felt when we are moving, not when we are parked. Encountering them is an indication of movement.
In our change processes, do we test if the barrier we see is easily removable (a blanket) or something much more solid wall that we need to go around?
Project design and launches often identify the barriers to success or to the project. Maybe we should also be asking “What are the barriers for success?”
It's rarely smooth isn't it? We may have our nice plans, our well thought out steps, but there's always something unexpected - a surprise on the way, something behaving differently than we thought. Change often happens in a 2 steps forward, 1 step back, stepping...