Burning at Both Ends

Hey leaders, believers, fathers, mothers, husbands and wives, do you ever feel like this picture of a candle?

Do you ever feel like there is no end in sight, no rest, no stopping? Are you flat worn out, burned out and bummed out?

Here are 4 thoughts that may help:

1. You are not alone. Everyone goes through some type of down time at some point in life. Everyone has to play hurt every once in a while. Know you are not alone and that there have been many that have walked before you and come out with chins up and even stronger than before.

2. There is likely a reason for your strife. What is it? Do you need to say “no” to something? Are you building in times of rest? See if you can pinpoint a few sources. Is there someone close to you that could help carry a burden you may be carrying on your own?

3. You don’t have to stay there. It is ok to BE there, but you don’t need to STAY there. See if you can isolate the issue to a few things and work on one thing at a time. Put a plan in place and pray your way through the plan. Ask someone around you to help you as you work your way to break through.

4. Learn to manage energy well. Check your diet, your exercise levels, your levels of rest. You can both deplete energy levels as well as multiply energy levels, depending on how well you learn to manage those levels.

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Chad Missildine
Chad Missildine is an executive coach, consultant and speaker serving business, government and non-profit leaders. Chad was a leader and pastor at Life.Church for 11+ years, coaching and training hundreds of Life.Church pastors and business leaders at 33+ locations. He served on the Life.Church Central leadership team, helping to shape culture and stewardship as the Central Director of Generosity. Chad also provided coaching and consulting for many churches and non-profits from around the globe. He manages a multi-million dollar real estate company and mentors entrepreneurs. You can connect with Chad at chadmissildine.com.