So what is burnout? Well in simple terms its what you are putting in is yielding less return. You're not getting what you used to get and its frustrating you. All the work being put in and not getting a proper reward is tiring. And what can you do about it?
Teddy Roosevelt once said, "The comparison is the thief of joy."
Nostalgia, as in looking to the past and wondering “what if “is a dangerous thing. It’s living in the past, and we were designed to move forward.
"The Job is Done" https://youtu.be/Rz1ypj59LOA There's an old saying that goes, a manager tells people what to do and a leader shows them what to do. Break down the word "leader" and you get the word lead. Break it down further and for every leader you have followers. What does it mean to follow? It … Continue reading “Last Boot on the Ground” Thoughts on Being a Leader: Kingston’s Journal #32
"Not loved? Be consciously indifferent. https://youtu.be/QdModaFumno Teaching job is over, just need to finish up the grading and that'd be a wrap for being a school teacher. I think back to all the things I did for my kids out of love, care and concern. And how so much of it was unrecipricated. I won't … Continue reading “What Turns a Heart Bitter” On Love and Indifference: Kingston’s Journal #31
What does a moment in the spotlight cost. https://youtu.be/I_gn5VMX5JY Let's talk about Rudy, he was a young man with big dreams. He may have been small in stature, but that didn't deter him from playing college football. He spent years toiling, working harder than most to be a bench warmer on the team. Only in … Continue reading “Rudy” Work Hard, In a Thoughtful Place: Kingston’s Journal #30
What gives life meaning is moving a weight from one place to another. https://youtu.be/m-SdVe1naF0 I started the term with high ideals for myself, I was going to emulate the best teacher I ever knew and make all my kids better students. "Great teachers inspire" I said to myself. A number of my students have improved, … Continue reading “A Man’s Burden” On Taking Responsibility for Everything: Kingston’s Journal #28