You ARE traffic. Yep, we are as guilty as the other cars in it. It is not just them, it is us. So next time you’re late to a meeting because of the road conditions – just arrive late and say this:
Sorry, I was traffic.
Then you’ve got a nice story to tell them that they were not a victim of traffic but a partial cause.
It’s a bit like this in business. If there is a problem, and we know about the problem, then we are by definition inside the problem. We are one of its parts. We might only be a minor part of it (or a major) – but mere knowledge of it, makes us part of it. We are inextricably linked.
If we want to fix anything, then we have to admit that we are inside it. And if we weren’t inside of it, we wouldn’t be aware of it or worried about it. It would simply not be on our agenda.