It Is Time To Refuel

We have all heard the old saying,” You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” The focus has always been on that stubborn mule who refuses to drink. But there are times when the person leading that old horse need to stop and take a drink! It is possible to become the expert at constantly leading people to the water yet in the process our own lives can become very dry and parched . Overtime, our true commitment, service and sacrifice to those people can ultimately lead to burnout. Merriam Webster dictionary defines burnout as “the condition of someone who has become very physically and emotionally tired after doing a difficult job for a long time.” You have to admit dragging a dead horse can become physically and emotionally draining! A second definition of burnout that is so fitting is, “the time when a jet or rocket engine stops working because there is no more fuel available.”

Ponder this! You don’t have to keep running on empty, and you don’t have to drown trying to get that old horse to take a drink! If you have exhausted all of your fuel dealing with the same people and the same problems over and over again, it is not too late to draw a line in the sand. 

It is not too late to stop and refuel. It is actually the perfect time to reorder your priorities and start taking responsibility for your own life. 

Published in: on February 24, 2015 at 10:54 am  Leave a Comment  

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