Burnout - surrender - breakthrough.....
- The average person tends to go through life accepting things as they
are and adjusting to situations as they arise without too much inner
frustration. People who have significant potential often have high
physical and mental energy levels, superior truth insight, and the
will capacity to drive themselves toward goal objectives. They are
strongly motivated toward selective types of achievement.
These people of superior potential also have a greater probability of
driving themselves to the point of psychological-physical exhaustion
and encountering what appear to be unsolvable existential problems.
They keep pushing themselves unrealistically, determined to meet all
obligations, and respond to new opportunities. This pace in the fast
lane becomes a way of life.
One day when the conditions are right, some of these people
experience the listlessness and overwhelming depression of "burnout."
They see no adequate reason for their inability to respond positively
to their many responsibilities. Threatened by this ambiguity and
their own imaginations, they are overcome with the various psychic
and physical symptoms of "battle-fatigue" inability to cope,
powerlessness, anxiety states, crying, a sense of doom and black
despair! The onset of these "burnout symptoms" is usually associated
with some sort of community, a threat to assumed security, death in
the family, or some challenge that requires resiliency and creative