CHAPTER 11 BREAKTHROUGH

HANDS

SET A FENCE OR BE DEFENSELESS

It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants.What are you busy about?

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

It’s not enough to work on what your brain says and what your heart intuits. The proverbial rubber meets the road when you act. This chapter suggests actions to forestall burnout, to break through unwanted habits, and to build resilience to refuel, recharge, and reclaim what matters. I consider this the equivalent of putting your hand to the shovel and starting to dig away.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR ENERGY?

We can’t begin to control our energy and time if we don’t know where it is going. We can’t set up boundaries for different parts of our life if we don’t realize how many ways ...

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