(New Post) Burn Out vs. Rusting Out-Either Way You’re Out

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I have a friend who is about to walk away from his $100,000+ per year job.

They’re considered a successful leader. They’re team loves them….and they get phenomenal results.

The sense of mission and passion has never waned. There’s no problem being avoided.

Why are they about to call it quits?

He’s burned out. Tired. Completely drained emotionally, mentally – and it’s now affecting his close relationships.

When good people leave, I find that key decision-makers hesitate to ask the hard questions.

Instead, we make excuses vs. making changes that would have sustained good people.

Extracting value from people is often justified because there’s a fear of someone sitting idle, “Rusting Out” so to speak, and not being efficient.

Usually the opposite is the problem….the best and brightest drive themselves so hard they go past the point of no return.

The only cure for sustainability is a restoration of energy: emotionally, mentally and physically.

If you and I truly care, it requires an emphasis on driving health along with driving results.

It’s always about relationships and results. Never “Either/Or” but always “Both/And.”

What can you do to restore your own energy levels?

One thought on “(New Post) Burn Out vs. Rusting Out-Either Way You’re Out

    Judy Everly said:
    January 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I need to have down time. Time off work where I can think about something other than my job and all of its problems and responsibilities. When someone gives their career their all, they need time away to relax, refresh, and renew. I believe this prevents burn out.

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