What happens when passion leads to burnout? More and more people are recognizing the impact of burnout. With the recognition of the condition comes the question of how do you find balance before burnout occurs? Here are three things you can do to avoid becoming obsessively passionate about your business and burning yourself out.
1. Define success for yourself. If you've never defined success for yourself, you'll never know if you've reached it.
2. Spread your passion out. Aside from my business, I have other passions, which I believe help take my mind off it. Passion can become toxic if you concentrate on one thing too much.
3. Keep the big picture in mind. Always remember that what you think is worth being passionate about might not be so important in the grand scheme of things.
Passion is undoubtedly a good thing when starting a business, but it is a fire that burns hot. If you're not careful, it could lead to burnout. Source: Serhat Pala, 3 Ways to Avoid Being Consumed By Burn Out