You can be lost in a room; you can be at home in a forest. It depends on domain knowledge.
We venture into the unknown (wilderness) for growth and return to the known (home) for rejuvenation.
Staying too long with the unknown leads to burnout.
Staying too long with the known leads to obsolescence.
Staying too little with the unknown leads to obsolescence.
Staying too little with the known leads to burnout.
Our progenitors found balance through family. Family provides balance at home and can be carried within as we sojourn through the wilderness.
But the family is fast becoming an endangered specie, making balance an difficult ask. This is why high performers unwittingly choose burnout.
The role of mentors is to help high performers prioritise family.
– Osasu Oviawe