Have you ever felt as if your life is stuck on a treadmill? Have you exerted increased effort, only to see the finish line move further away? Have you felt as if each day brings even more exhaustion, despite your best efforts?
If you have, you’re in surprisingly good company. This self-perpetuating trap, known as burnout, is actually more likely to happen during the upper echelons of success.
Burnout was first coined 40 years ago by Dr. Herbert J. Freudenberger as a “state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one's professional life." After treating patients for decades as a psychologist, Freudenberger found that burnout is “robbing our society of what it could least afford to lose: high achievers.”
The 40th Anniversary Edition of Herbert Freudenberger's book "Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement" is now a project in progress.
Ever-changing technology and the evolution of industries have changed the way men and women all over the world work and strive for success. The premise behind this project: Looking at this phenomenon under the light of a modern world.
We encourage Psychologists and other professionals that want to collaborate in this new project to contact us. You can use the contact form below or you can email us at email@example.com
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