All of this “rah-rah, motivation-guy” stuff?
You probably don’t need it.
One of my colleagues had to remind me of this, today.
Some people need it.
The people who have been stuck on the couch for 6 years need that.
But that’s probably not you.
People who have been operating at 100 and want to be operating at 150 usually don’t need that.
The people who wanna be at 150 need something, too, but it’s not the “get off your ass and do something” mentality.
Usually is mentorship, guidance, reinforcement, support, resources, or something related.
It could even be some R & R.
Where are you in your career/journey?
It’s up to you to be realistic about your pace and capacity. It’s your responsibility to your mission to build “burn-out prevention” into your work-life.
2 Minute Action
What are the things that re-charge you?
What are the things that make you feel alive?
What are the things that make you feel proud or accomplished?
Answer one of these questions and pick a day in the next 4 weeks to make sure that it happens.
Call in a friend or accountabilibuddy if you need to.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”