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Skill Level Intermediate
- Nearly all of us have been there. Over time, our hard work somehow turns into a feeling of complete mental and physical exhaustion. Dedication and a strong work ethic slip into an almost paralyzing feeling of being tired. That's what we refer to as burnout. If you're achievement oriented with clear goals and a respect for hard work, good for you. But know that you're at risk for experiencing burnout. This is especially true in professional life where there always seems to be more pressure to get the work done in less time with fewer resources.
The result is that you work so hard, so blindly that you fail to see the signs of burnout beginning to show up. Here's the good news: it is preventable. Furthermore, if you fall into a period of burnout, you can climb your way back out and become refocused, positive, and productive. So let's start watching now.