It helps when you can say: ‘I have been here before’.
Because you have been there you know your way around, you have better intuition of what comes next, where to turn, what to find, you can show the new comers the lay of the land, you know where the potholes and the puddles are and can keep your feet dry.
Maybe you got lost at the beginning, however you found your way around.
The only way to build up your I have been here befores is to be willing to step into more ‘I haven’t been here befores’.
We grow more innovative when we push ourselves to areas where haven’t been before.