Sometimes lighten the load can make a huge difference
Pole sitting is not only something people do to compete and protest, it is also about psychology... with people staying up on their pole for years, testing themselves, and sometimes everybody else around them too.
One of the classic strategies - cutting yourself of from retreat and starting (again) from where you stand
There is a lot of metaphors about doors and change. About daring to open up when you have an idea that there might be something on the other side