It takes real drive to turn our biggest dreams into reality, but sometimes the relentless passion that fuels our inevitable push for success becomes counterproductive. When personal expectations finally exceed what we can reasonably achieve on our own, we burn out. Unfortunately, burnout leads to wasted time, energy, and even poor health. The key to avoiding it lies in recognizing our limitations — physically and mentally — and achieving a healthy balance between work and play.
The bottom line: For most people, getting to the top takes an incredibly long time. Trying to hasten that process only serves to jeopardize the journey.
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