10 Sure Fire Signs That You're Burning Out at Work

Blog Burn Out at Work Here are 10 surefire signs:

 1. When you keep focusing on the clock, instead of your work.

2. When you start thinking about what you're doing next weekend on Monday afternoon.

3. When you think it's Friday but it's only Thursday.

4. When you're not tapping into your true talents or potential.


5. When you're constantly fatigued.

6. When you can't get enthusiastic about a project that would normally turn you on.

7. When you're working merely for a paycheck.

8. When you're constantly checking Yahoo! Jobs, monster.com and LinkedIn for new opportunities.

9. When your true calling is not aligned with the work that you're doing.

10. When there's an ache in the pit of your stomach that says, " This no longer feels right."


Robert Michael Fried is the best selling author of Igniting Your True Purpose and Passion. He is a marketing executive who has guided the strategic direction for companies like Motorola, Nautilus, bebe eyewear, and several emerging Silicon Valley firms. He is co-founder of Thirdwind, a company dedicated to helping people achieve true success by making meaning as well as money.

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