It was so fantastic to have you at our meeting this morning!!! Your presentation was fantastic and I hope we can continue to work together.
Caren Heltne, Educator
We’ve all heard the analogy “that’s just the tip of the iceberg”, particularly when discussing problems. This is true. Most of the time we are only seeing what’s above the waterline as in an actual iceberg. What many people don’t realize is that what we are seeing on top equates to only 10% of the problem; it’s the 90% below the waterline that needs the most attention. When we ignore or don’t know how to address what’s below the surface, we are not going to achieve the results we are seeking. Would you ever drive a boat as close to the edge of an iceberg and not anticipate further problems? No, most of us wouldn’t.
These types of motivation systems are energizing at first, however, in the long run, they set us up for failure as the novelty wears thin and we are not addressing what’s below the surface. While we might meet goals, we’re still fighting the same problems. We find we spend money, allocate resources, and dedicate time, yet the same problem continues to exist.
Below the surface is where our subconscious is busy at work and this is where the biggest barriers to meeting achievement goals lie. We all come into a situation, relationship, or organization with our own set of beliefs, values, attitudes, and sense of meaning. When any of these are challenged, we are likely to experience some type of friction. As adults, many of us are not aware of our top values, the most influential beliefs we operate from, the impact of our attitude, and the story we are telling ourselves in any given situation. Test one of these out now: can you tell me your top 5 values without having to think about them?
Getting to what’s below the surface takes skill and not just anyone should do it.
In fact, when approached incorrectly, people will feel as though we are prying into their lives or not respecting personal boundaries, causing their defenses to rise and leaving little room for vulnerability. This comes at a big cost to any person, team, or organization, for vulnerability is at the heart of deeper connections, innovation, and creativity. In order for the vulnerability to occur, first, we must establish a sense of safety, trust, and connection.
The most effective solutions addressing Social Emotional Learning and Well-Being will address what’s above and below the surface level. When we thoroughly assess the situation, we are able to dedicate our time, money, and other resources in ways they are proactive and effective, vastly improving the likelihood of reaching our goals.
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