When Einstein was developing his theories, he discovered the power of imagination. Quotes like “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”, “Imagination is more important than knowledge” and “Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere” are proof of that discovery. But there is a big downside to imagination. People that can imagine a great new world are often frightening the incumbents. That’s because they will have fear to change. They know what they have. And even if that’s not perfect, it’s stable. So they don’t want to have the inconveniences of change. And they sustain the world in it’s current state.
But if we really want changes (for example getting usout of the crises we all created with our incumbent strategies), we need to allow for some inconveniences. We need to un-learn and re-learn. We need the power of imagination because it can help us. And we don’t need to worry about it. Things will turn out fine if we change. Fear is not an option. Especially if we are willing to open our minds to the possibilities that may be hiding behind the inconveniences of imagination.