“The Only Way To Avoid Burnout Is To Keep Yourself Fueled With Passion And Purpose
” - Oprah Winfrey
What is burnout?
Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress. People who experience burnout are often unproductive, lack concentration, and feel detached and alone in this world. You see, the truth is, burnout happens to everyone at some point or another. Which means if you're feeling burned out, exhausted or stressed out, know that you are not alone.
A wise man once told me something that really stuck with me. He said:
"We don't get burned out because of what we do, we get burned out because we forget why we are doing it."
So whenever you are feeling burned out or exhausted…ask yourself this important question:
Why did you get into whatever it is that you do?
Asking yourself this question will open your eyes to the very reason why you started such a journey in the first place. This will help you stay focused and motivated, and avoid future burnout till you achieve your goal.
And it doesn't matter if you are into real estate business, education business, or mortgage business; it also doesn't matter if you are an engineer, a realtor, a surgeon, an accountant or a sales rep, asking yourself this crucial question is key to recovering from burnout.
When it comes to overcoming burnout and staying motivated, you must first begin from a place of gratitude and then continue to remind yourself of why you are doing what you are doing, and make sure you are 100% in alignment with that why, and that will get you over the burnout.
As we already said, it is not what we do that creates burnout, it is because we fail to remember the purpose behind the things that we do.
Once again, if you're feeling burned out, if you're feeling stressed out, or if you're feeling tired, remember that you are not alone. And the truth is, the moment you begin to feel this way, you are very close to your breakthrough. You just have to keep going and take that next step to finally achieve your goal.
The story "3 Feet From Gold" explained this perfectly. It was written by Napoleon Hill in one of his books. The story emphasized the point that: A lot of times, it is hardest and most tough right before your breakthrough.
What this means is that most times, too many people decide to give up just before they get a chance to experience a breakthrough…because it gets TOO hard. Please don't be that person. Take that next step, find your breakthrough and don't stop crushing it!