5 Signs Your World Is Spinning Out of Control

5. Nothing’s fun anymore

Remember when leadership was fun? Remember when life was fun?

If your world is spinning out of control, that memory can feel like it was a long time ago. You may be tempted to believe it can never be fun again.

That’s a lie.

Sure, leadership is hard. But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.

Leaders whose worlds are spinning out of control never smile. Which is too bad, because they have a heavenly Father who still smiles at them.

In the seasons I’ve stopped having fun, I’ve had to pause long enough, sleep long enough and pray long enough to realize I’ve lost perspective.

When you’ve lost perspective, just remember God hasn’t lost his.

What Do You Think?

These 5 signs can help you realize when things have gone too far. If you’re not in burnout yet, it’s absolutely possible to dial back.

The common denominator in this whole discussion is to just stop.

Stop. Step back. Get out of the spin and recalibrate.

If you’ve gone beyond spinning out of control and have hit burnout, I put some reflections and free resources together for you here that I hope can help.

And if you’re ready to get serious about your time and your priorities, I’ve shared some practical and extremely effective ways you can start protecting your time while working smarter and not harder in my new resource, The High Impact Leader.

As we’ve seen recently with the exit of some prominent and much loved large church pastors, the stakes are high.

In the meantime, what are in your life is telling you things are spinning out of control?

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Carey Nieuwhof
Speaker and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof is a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church, one of the largest and most influential churches in Canada. With over 6 million downloads, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast features today's top leaders and cultural influencers. His most recent book is “Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences.” Carey and his wife, Toni, reside near Barrie, Ontario and have two children.