Growing up in upstate New York evokes a certain image - one of the brownstones blanketed by winter's icy touch. The snow created icicles that would stretch from the rooftops, becoming ever stronger and more menacing as time went on. As time passed, these formidable snow dams gained intensity and strength as if attempting to reach the ground. The sight was awe inspiring, yet these icy formations could be detrimental to ones’ home. Left unattended, the damage could be far worse than what meets the eye.
This is a great analogy for our mental health too. Our lives can become weighed down with doubt and fear if we don't make an effort to break away from these pesky mental ice dams - the barriers that stop us achieving our true potential. Like physical ice dams, if left untreated, these blocks can weaken even the most solid foundations you've set for yourself. However, one day the solidified walls will come tumbling down and leave you open to a world of possibilities previously unheard of. Though it may be at an unexpected moment, this freeing event will take place when least expected.
Welcome to Balance Cubed with your host coach Joe. Come along on this journey as we discuss a balanced and harmonious life.
This podcast is intended to educate inspire and support you on your leadership journey. I’m not a medical doctor, nor am I licensed psychologist, and do not offer any professional health or medical advice. If you are suffering from a psychological or medical condition please seek professional help from a qualified health professional.
On episode 43: we’re talking “Breaking Through the Ice: Unblocking the Path to Progress.”
On this episode we are going to discuss the 3 keys aspects of:
1. Understanding the Challenges Facing Unblocking Progress: An Overview of Possible Substantive and Structural Roadblocks
2. Identifying Opportunities for Positive Change: Examining Strategies to Break Through the Ice of Inertia
3. Facilitating Action to Achieve Traction: Leveraging Existing Resources and Building New Bridges to Foster Advancement
We’ll close the episode out with some Closing Remarks: Reflections on Breaking Through The Ice as a Catalyst for Positive Change
“Can my current habits carry me to my desired future.” -James Clear
“4 Important Questions to Continually Ask Yourself:
“How have I been complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want?”
“What am I not saying that needs to be said?”
“What am I saying that’s not being heard?”
“What’s being said that I’m not hearing?”
― Jerry Colonna
Take the Lead: Unblock the Path to Progress with these Action Items
1. Identify the primary obstacle.
2. Break down the obstacle into smaller, more manageable pieces.
3. Develop an action plan to address each piece of the obstacle.
4. Set realistic goals and timelines for each action.
5. Assign resources or personnel to each goal.
6. Monitor progress and adjust plans as needed.
7. Celebrate successes and learn from setbacks.
8. Refocus on the overall goal and repeat as necessary.
Closing Remarks: Reflections on Breaking Through The Ice as a Catalyst for Positive Change. As we reflect on breaking through the ice as a catalyst for positive change, we can take comfort in the knowledge that, no matter how difficult the task may be, we have the power to make a difference. Through hard work and dedication, we can all make an impact in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. Let us strive to continuously break through the ice of our preconceived notions and limitations, and to make a positive change in the world.
Embrace the grind. Enjoy the journey. Keep listening.