Stop Worrying About Burnout….

....FIX IT!

Dinosaurs DIED out -- they didn't BURN out...NOTE: This really a dialogue with myself that I am foolishly writing about here..

Not sure why I was thinking about this so much (besides the fact that I am suffering from burnout) but I did just have to give myself a little "pep talk" about allowing myself to believe that burnout was even an option.

And then I had to do more self-correction. Burnout is ALWAYS an option...

I like to believe that all of life is an option. I can choose what I allow to happen to "DEW" (that's me... just in case you were scratching your head)...

I do consider the head-game to be the hardest part about obsession. When you move fast and hard in controversial places, you have to have a thick skin and an even stronger mind. You really have to know why what you are doing is so important... in spite of having that belief system questioned incessantly.

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INSIGHTS: Allowing burnout to turn you into a "mental vegetable" is as silly as riding a motorcycle without a helmet. The wind rushing past your face may be an andrenaline rush, but one wrong move and you can be crippled for life...
See it, Feel it, Embrace it -- then work to HEAL it. Most people give up before they burnout. That you are in this place means that you have fought harder and longer than most. But understand -- that fact alone won't save you! Stop worrying about burnout and FIX it.
Here are a few simple ways to get back on top of your A-Game:
  • Declutter your brain -- Take a walk and pick out the sounds around you. Try to isolate each sound by itself... You will have to forget about most of your stress to accomplish this task...
  • Pick a sports hobby -- Running, fighting, basketball, whatever it is -- spend a few hours each week (each day if possible) involved in that activity... The mastery of self-fulfilment is powerful in building mental endurance...
  • CHILL -- Sometimes it helps to just do nothing... Do whatever you feel like doing: read a book, or share a joke, smoke a cigar... Don't give yourself rules... (except that addictive or self-destructive behavior is not allowed...)
Burnout is real and poses a threat to every zealot... Stop worrying about it and FIX IT!
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For the phoenix to rise from the ashes One must know the pain To transform the fire to burning desire --Mark Gorkin