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This is an encouraging post about the strategies to eliminate burnout. Burnout happens when people get into the need to keep going because they know that time is in short supply and there are deadlines, so we tend to want to complete something asap. Burnout can begin as a result of problems, and they can cause a lot of problems. Here are several strategies to prevent and get rid of burnout.

1. Get motivated.

Many times burnout happens when you are working on autopilot and you don't like what you're doing. Try to find the fun in the task that's causing stress, whether that means getting a friend involved, asking for clear directions, or getting inspiration from other projects completed by other people. Find the fun in your project and get comfortable working on it. For example, if you're learning a scientific concept, think of something funny so you can remember that instead of stressing on short time you have to learn the information.

2. Take up fitness.

Fitness is actually a good form of therapy and allows you to recharge. Now remember, you have to find a form of fitness that works for you. Again, you have to find something that you love to do for your health. Choose a hobby such as biking, running, boating, swimming, walking, or hiking. Build a regimen and then come back to the situation with a clear head and a better perspective. Maybe you only needed a break and when you come back to it, you can handle the situation much better than before.

3. Ask yourself questions and create a plan.

Find out if this situation is really as stressful as it appears. Most of the time the frantic sense of dread is not actually reflective of the situation and the anxiety is the issue that's actually causing harm. A certain percentage of choices that we make are absolutely crucial. If the right choice isn't made, then serious damage results. At the same time, there are situational dilemmas that are perceived to be the end of the road, but in reality they are not as serious as they're puffed up to be. These situations create unnecessary butterflies in the stomach, but once the problem is resolved, it doesn't amount to a hill of beans later on.

4. Take a timeout and get support.

This is not a call to procrastinate. Instead, it is advice to briefly step away from the situation and get support from someone who is an expert, who you value such as family member or friend. Instead of attempting to resolve the issue on your own and getting burnt out, get wise advice and take a break. When you come back to it a little while later, you should be able to make a better decision instead of rushing to make a quick decision.

5. Get back in the drawing board.

Reconsider your current approach to the issue. Sometimes the strategy is to reconsider your strategy. If you take a different approach, you could reach the goal you have and move on to other things.

6. Persist.

Sometimes the resistance that's causing the burnout is a wall you have to break through until it's finished. For example, if an assignment is causing you stress, just get it done. You'll be glad it's over with.

To recap, the six strategies to eliminate burnout are: 1) get motivated, 2) take up fitness, 3) ask yourself questions and create a plan, 4) take a timeout to get support, 5) get back to the drawing board, and 6) persist and get it done.

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This encouraging post will go over ways to deal with failure. What is failure? Failure is defined as the opposite of success, when the outcome of your situation is not what you wanted it to be. Well, here are proper ways to deal with failure.

1. Assess and evaluate the situation.

Figure out if the failure is something that could be resolved, or if it is something that could be resolved, or if it is the actual final outcome. For example, if you were playing a sport, did your actions in the losing the game mean that you can try again and score better, or are you eliminated from the game and have to wait until next season? Finding out if the failure was a one shot or a temporary problem that could actually be resolved will offer a little bit of insight into how you should go about resolving the problem.

2. Think of your goals to reverse the failure and turn it into success.

Ask yourself, what do I want to happen? What is my intended outcome? Is it to get someone to act on your behalf? To get him/her to say yes? To get something done? To move to another level? To win something? To allow you to do something? To get someone to stop doing something? Most situations fall into these broad categories. If you're not exactly clear on what you want to happen, then it becomes difficult to figure out the next steps.

3. Make a plan and outline how to turn the failure into success.

Next, based on the answer to the goal, now it's time to outline how you will turn the failure into successful results. For example, do you need to ask for something or ask a person who has the authority to approve your request? Do you have to sign up again for the tryouts? Do you need to appeal the denial? Do you have to study smarter? Do you need to put more effort into your project? Do you need to file a grievance? What do you need to do to change the failing outcome?

4. Consider if you really should pursue the opportunity or just take a pass.

Maybe it wasn't meant for you to get the opportunity you were looking for. You have to decide if you should move on instead of staying stuck. There are always options and chances for new better things. You have to make a choice and base it on valid reasons. For example, if you want to reverse a failure, are you doing this because you have something to prove to someone who has an opinion of you? If so, you should consider stepping away from the situation and move on, because a motive of proving something to someone leads to a misguided perspective and will often result in more failure.

5. Pray for success and favor.

An encouraging note for you to remember is to pray to God for wisdom and favor. Here are two scriptures to remember for success. Joshua 1:8 says, "This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then you shall make your way prosperous and then you shall have good success." James 1:5 says, "If you need wisdom, ask God and He will give it to you generously without reprimand, and he will give it to you.

To recap, here are five ways to deal with failure: 1) assess and evaluate the situation, 2) think of your goals to reverse the failures and turn it into success, 3) make a plan and outline how to turn the failure into success, 4) consider if you should really pursue the opportunity or just take a pass, and 5) pray for success and favor.

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Every year, approximately two million people graduate with either an Associate, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree. Because of this, the job market has become saturated (i.e. full of qualified people). Of course, jobs are also being created because of this fact. So with these numbers, how do you stand out as a grad so you can get into your field and earn money? Well, this post will go over several tips to stand out as a grad from the crowd. Even if you have not went to college, you have to begin thinking about this now.

1. Be yourself.

The cookie cutter approach that many people take to get into the industry can make you seem like a generic number in your field. One of the main things to do is to be yourself and brand yourself. If you're getting a degree in something without a specialization, pick something you really love and stay abreast on the things going on regarding that career. Avoid acting like something you're not. Retain your individuality regarding creativity, personality, and ideas.

2. Make connections.

Find events, trade shows, conferences, and expos in your industry to meet experts in your field. Ask for mentorship and advice. This is the time to think creative and spark conversations that would generate solutions. Also, connect with peers and think of forming partnerships as a group. In this case, personality is important. If you are an extrovert, listen more to what other people are saying, and if you are an introvert, try speaking more to others to break out of your comfort zone. You'll meet lots of interesting people and definitely stand out from the crowd. When networking, be sure to bring business cards, and stay in touch with these people.

3. Become a freelancer.

Why wait to get hired when you can actually start earning for your skill set? In today's society, it's easier than ever to offer freelance services, because many companies are looking for contractors now. If you offer products or services when you network with people, chances are they'll remember what you have to offer and eventually become clients or customers. If you decide to become a freelancer, it's a matter of standing out from the business competition and requires good management, sales and marketing skills. The great thing about freelancing is that there's no ceiling or cap for your earnings.

4. Ask questions.

Asking questions can help you go far in your objective of standing out from the crowd. Many of the processes and deadlines allow several hundreds or thousands of people to place applications for things like scholarships, internships, jobs, and funding, and asking for help is necessary to reach your goals. If you don't ask, you don't get. Ask for what you want. Find a person of contact and get clarity on what you need to know, so you can get answers and solutions. When you ask, you'll get an advantage that will turn into stepping stones for your career.

5. Express gratitude.

Saying thank you and showing appreciation goes a really far way in helping you stand out. It's really surprising how many people don't express gratitude. There are hundreds of thousands of ways to say thank you. Whether you decide to reach out and send a kind note or display a random act of kindness, many people appreciate when you say thanks. Appreciate both those in your inner circle of influencers such as family and friends, and the strangers you encounter.

To recap, here are four things you need to do to stand out as a grad: 1) be yourself, 2) make social and professional connections, 3) become a freelancer and build a clientele, 4) ask questions, and 5) express gratitude. With these steps you can take action effectively and efficiently!