When I think about all the people, self-diagnosed or otherwise, who have ever burned out.. it’s never the job, the environment, the workload, the expectations or the other people that did it.

It’s usually the person themselves, burning so hot with a passion, a flame, an anger, a burden to see things change.. that forgets to guard the flame, to fuel the fire well, to manage the temperature… that forgets they themselves are the fire and end up burnt, consumed, blistered.

So if the spark is there, and you throw in expectations, workload, accelerant…boom.