Being an entrepreneur is exciting and the possibilities are endless. One aspect of running a business that I get asked about a lot is burnout and how to avoid it. My reply is fast and simple: “I don’t believe in burnout.”
I know if you are experiencing the exhaustion that’s often associated with burnout, this seems impossible. But take a step back and try to remember when you were on fire as an entrepreneur. You were goal driven, possibilities were enormous and you were on a mission. It is when the mission is missing that a person starts to feel tapped-out. When your goals aren’t big enough and you are no longer sold on your own vision, the symptoms of losing interest — what many call “burnout” — are experienced. Anytime you stop reaching for massive success and start settling, you will have problems.