Breakthrough From Burnout
There comes a time when we may have that feeling of yearning for new horizons when we feel that there is something that is tugging at our heartstrings and calling us towards pursuing it. Is it a dream, a goal, a long-kept desire? Have you ever had that feeling? Strangely, though this feeling is often preceded by feelings of fatigue and burnout.
This was my personal journey years ago as I grappled with finding the energy and enthusiasm to serve two masters ~ my day job, the good old nine to five, and my purposeful passion. Those of you who know what I`m speaking of you would understand the toll this can take on your life.
Job burnout looked like this for me, no excitement about going to the office, no creative ideas ever came to mind, all the negatives were instantly magnified ten thousand times over and this low energy level spilled over to the other areas in my life. In essence, I was going through mental, emotional, and physical turmoil. Now, in all fairness, at one point in my life this job was the realization of one of my dreams! When I got seasoned in it and promoted it was the icing on the cake!! Sadly, though that time was no more, the thrill was gone and as destiny would have it other opportunities revealed themselves to me. Soon, I came to realize that the visions that beckoned were causing me to feel something I hadn`t felt in a long time!! Excited!! Passionate!! Purposeful!
This was followed by much prayer, soul searching, weighing pros and cons, discussion with family members as well as with persons who have walked this road before. There was only one thing left to do. Rather than call it “walking away”, I call it “walking towards”. I chose to look at this transition as a step ahead, moving forward. The fact is that we cannot get back the years that have gone by, however, we can forge ahead to a future that fulfils our mind, body, and spirit.
Here are some tips; I would like to leave with you. I hope that these can add value and impact your life or someone else`s in a tangible way.
If you have a vision, passion, purpose for something and you proceed with it in faith, the Great Source will provide all that you need to navigate this unchartered route. True, it`s a mystery and you don`t or won`t know everything, every step of the way, but be still and know that the Source that brought that you this far, will see you through!
I know this and am convicted in this belief because I have experienced this in my own journey.
Honestly, I have taken so many leaps of faith that I automatically qualify for the Olympics!!
On a sobering note though, there are going to be persons who will not understand or support your cause, There`ll be those who may want to pull you back, stagnate you, shut you down, shut you up, sully your name, your reputation, your brand. This is where the word `Hunted ` comes in. When the hunter is after its prey, his aim is to destroy.
Do not sit by and wait for the hunt. Let the adrenalin flow ~fight or flight!!! Stay alive!!
You were called for a greater reason, not everyone will understand, the beautiful thing is, not everyone you know has to understand, the right, like-minded people will pick up your vibe and enter your path.
You are a HERO, called for great accomplishments. Accept the bumps and manage hunters along the way. Always remember that the best is yet to come!!! Infinite possibilities!!!
I took that leap of faith and closed off a twenty-five-year career in education to step fully into the world of Coaching and Consulting as well as being an author and motivational speaker/host of a television segment. Now, I do what I love with the support of my life partner Richard, our three girls, and a close circle of like-minded friends.