Burnout is the new disease!
I came across with Arianna Huffington's post on LinkedIn about the new workplace disease called "Burnout." I know we're all familiar with this and I assume most of us here struggle with it, especially to those who are hustling to a T.
We want to build our passive income stream. We spend hours every single day on developing the system, on writing high-quality posts, on installing plugins, to set our website themes, to add accounts on Google Analytics, etc. We have too much on our plate.
Weeks after, our pace starts to slow. We struggle to rise up from our beds without knowing the outcomes of our efforts. We check our traffic and see nothing coming. We check our affiliate dashboard, we see no income. Yet.
Later on, we get slower than ever until such time we don't have the drive to move forward. Then, we start complaining it's not working. We complain about the platforms aren't working. We scream at the top of our lungs. "Why?"
I know you did everything you could. You followed every tip from "gurus." You made all your to-do list. Everything. But nothing is working. Again, yet.
REAL CAUSE OF BURNOUT
You know the very reason for burnout? Impatience.
We hustle and hustle with 5 to 6 tasks per day, thinking this is productivity. We work harder than any average person could, considering this is the pursuit of success. Yes, it's true.
We spend no time on unnecessary things because we want to stay focused. We feel delighted when we see checked boxes on our to-do lists. But we assume everything happens overnight.
You know what, my friend. In every endeavor we do, especially that's going to bring us long-term income such as building an online business, it takes immense effort to make the system work. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.
The organic traffic takes time, especially for new websites. The email list needs more exposure and time before it takes off with your first 1,000 subscribers. We're too impatient about it, leading to forcing the ideal picture we have in mind.
The moment we realize that it's not like that in reality, we complain. With all the complaining we do, our body slows down. We lose hope and drive as we had at the beginning of the hustling. Well, my friend, this is about the survival of the fittest.
Here's my proposal.
Relax. Learn how to meditate and slow down. Everything will come into its place, including the system you're trying to build. You simply have to do your part in a continuous pursuit. Nonstop. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise your body needs. If it calls you to sleep, go ahead. You won't lose a thing.
Be patient. Patience is the key to success regardless of the industry you're in. Without it, we lose track of what we do and what our visions because we force things to work in one snap. To tell you the truth, in the realm of passive income, it typically takes a minimum of 6 months and beyond before you see a slight amount of changes. Others take 2 years before they see the positive outcomes. Just believe that it will work. That's all.
Believe you already are. Whatever your goals are, believe that you already have it. Change your perspective, my friend. Instead of focusing on the obstacles, direct your attention to the opportunities. Instead of the analytics, head towards the content to give a long-lasting impression on your readers. Domination takes a lot of time.
In the world wherein experiencing burnout is a norm, the terms "rest, relax, and pause" appears a taboo. We think that if we do relax, we waste our time. We assume that our audience won't like us anymore if we pause and take time for ourselves. No.
We only have 1 body, 1 life, and 1 soul. If we compromise it because of our impatience, it will take a toll on our health. Once it does, our business is affected.
The reasons for putting this post together is because of getting alarmed with some of the posts I'm reading here on the community wherein they want to quit because they didn't see results.
Indeed, it could be a waste of time. But they've been a member less than a year. It's too early to assess the progress, the figures from Google Analytics, among others, and evaluate ourselves akin to failing. No, it doesn't work that way.
We should keep our personal wealth and material wealth balanced as much as possible. We must believe that what we do works. At the same time, we must be patient enough to continue our pursuit no matter what. It's do or dire situation.
You have no choice. You want to build a business that's going to give you passive income. Earning while you sleep. That's what we're trying to achieve here.
Now, do the work. Stop complaining.
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