Are you ruminating or is your mind spinning at bedtime? Are you working on weekends and through lunch? Are you drinking a lot, or fighting with your partner on a regular basis? If any of these sound familiar, you’ll want to pay close attention. They’re signs that you’re approaching burnout.
Power is hereditary, and so is the loss of power. Research shows that trauma is passed from one generation to another unless it is consciously addressed. That doesn’t just happen with trauma. It also occurs with the unreconciled stories of your life. You carry the spiritual and emotional inheritance of your parent’s unresolved issues until you make the conscious choice to put it down.
You ask for it, and it shows up. A parking spot right in front of the store. Socks that exactly match the shirt you adore. A new opportunity. A new home, right when you need it.
In times like these it is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are separate, isolated personalities floating along in a random universe, fighting for ourselves. It looks like something is listening to us and responding to our requests. It’s almost as if this life and this universe were … interactive.
Leaps of faith are big in the personal development world. We think we need to go up to the edge of everything we know and then jump, growing our wings on the way down. We put aside practical concerns, prudence, and rationality to step into what we perceive as surrender, faith, and trust in the Divine.
All of us, even leaders, feel resentment at times. You might feel a slight from seeing a promotion offered to someone more junior, from someone sharing your ideas in a meeting as if they were their own, or from not having your contributions recognized.