Burdens. When people are burdened, when they need to carry a lot of things to compensate for lack of essentials for movement.
What makes people lighter, and therefore easier to MOVE? Having the resources to do
something at the moment the resources are needed. If they don't have those resources they need to carry a lot of things with them to compensate for that.
What do people carry that make them heavier?
They carry coping mechanisms to compensate for lack of:
- fitness to move at the moment
- safety to move
- resources to move
- connected in movement
Heavy things to compensate for lack of fitness:
Fitness to MOVE is about how ready and able one is to engage in movement. It is about the personal resources available to engage at the moment a person needs to engage in the desired MOVEMENT.
These personal resources are vital, although they are not always obvious.
Being fit to move means having available at the MOMENT OF MOVEMENT physical, cognitive and emotional resources, will-power and will-not-power resources and self-security resources. If these resources are not available the person might not be able to move at all or will require tools to compensate for them: reminders, encouragements, coffee, books, emails, excels, people around to remind them or to nag them, re-assurances, proofs, and so on. All those things take up a lot of space and are heavy to carry around.
Heavy things to compensate for scary and negative context
Engagement in movement cannot just happen in any context; regardless of how fit you are to engage. This is crucial in leadership as to create MOVEMENT in people they need to feel safe to MOVE. If they don't feel safe to move they will fight, flight, freeze, fawn, faint or flood when those forces act.
You cannot engage in movement if don’t feel you trust the context you’re in. Engagement in movement is a highly vulnerable situation because you bring your self into the movement. In order to bring yourself there you need to trust that this is a SAFE MOVEMENT for your.
Safety is also about avoidance of harm but also about not threatening well-being
The things people carry with them to compensate for lack of safety could be: asking for way to much feedback and reassurance, checking things way to many times, holding on to emails and documents for proof, finding a gang to cover your back, pessimism, helplessness, sadness and disappointment, stress, fear ... these are heavy things to carry when you want to move.
Heavy things to compensate for lack of resources needed for movement
When you don't have the resources for the specific MOVEMENT you need to carry heavy equipment to compensate for them.
These resources are specific to each goal and they are needed to accomplish the goal you set (regardless of the type of goal you set).
These resources refer to having what is required available to achieve that goal specifically, so the questions you need to ask are:
Do I have the materials and equipment available?
Do I have the competency to carry out the actions?
Do I have the self-efficacy about this specific goal?
Do I have way power?
Do I have resilience in this type of movement?
Can I be hopeful to move?