One of the most important parts of being a Product Manager is becoming an agent of change in your organization. Unless by some absolute miracle you’re working for a company that has everything figured out, has no conflicts at all, and is able to go from theory to strategy to tactics to release smoothly every single time, you will need to learn to spearhead change in your organization.
And being an agent of change is a scary thing – you’re asking people to follow you into the unknown, to take your research and your knowledge and your experience as the stepping stones to a better future. You’re putting your personal and professional reputation on the line, in the hope that the light that you see at the end of the tunnel is not a train heading in your direction.
It’s scary — but it’s also what separates a great Product Manager from merely a good one.