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What to Learn from Burning Out

I’ve had one post under 100 words posted in the last two weeks.

I’ve hit the wall.

I know you’ve had the same issue.

Forgive yourself. Sometimes, things don’t get done. You lose motivation on a huge project or you fail to deliver a product. Unless you’re under a formal contract (you promised with a signature or work contract) then there’s no need to put more blame on yourself. Forgive yourself, find the energy to keep going or ditch the project if it isn’t benefiting you anymore.

For example, my awkward moments experiment went for 19 (and wrote about 17) days before I lost passion for it due to the stress of school, making friends from the previous days, and losing energy from the daily grind of experimenting.

So here’s something really awkward. I won’t finish it up because it wasn’t helping me anymore and it wasn’t benefiting as many people as I thought it would. If I need to restart it in the future, I will.

It’s like a movie. If the movie is so-so and you’re already halfway in, should you force yourself to finish it just for the sake of finishing? There’s no positive point to it.

If I forced my will to finish it to please anyone else, I would be pushing a ton of noise in the world.

I’ve grown through the awkwardness.

*The big project I wanted to add in with awkward moments will still occur, so do enjoy that when it happens.

What projects are you continuing to force? What if the best solution is to change projects?