Burnout Can Drive Change

Look, I’m a full believer that you should latch onto an idea and run with it.

For maybe 80% of the people out there, breaking the inertia of doing nothing is the problem. It’s REALLY hard to get off your ass and do something for yourself.

This is especially true if you’re already killing yourself doing things for everyone else.

But today I want to talk about the other 20%. These are the people that have already dug in. The ones who have already found the wisdom in pursuing their passions.

You, my friends, err on the other side of the equation.

You don’t know when to stop. When to break. When to pivot.

I know that because I am one of you.

But here’s the good news

Often, for us, the breaking point comes when we’re burnt out. When we can’t do anything more. When our moods turn to shit, we’re yelling at our kids, and we feel so stuck we think the easiest thing to do is to pack a suitcase and move to Mexico.

For you, I say let burnout drive your change.

Yup, that’s right.

Give up.

If it’s all going to shit, maybe that’s a good time to just say fuck it to everything you’re doing and go do something else. Maybe take a whole new approach. Maybe take a month off?

Look, what you’re doing is for you. And if you stop, change, or whatever, it’ll be there when you’re ready to take it up again.

Creativity blossoms in space, and if you’ve dug yourself into a grave, you have little room to stretch.

Some of the best things I’ve ever done happened when I said enough and tried something new.

If you’re feeling dead, why not give it a try.

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