How to Avoid Burnout: Marissa Mayer – Businessweek

I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.

That’s so incisive. It’s not about the work, it’s about what you’re giving up that you’d rather not. I love when I find ideas that take things up one level of thinking, like a psychological heuristic. Burnout is about resentment, boredom indicates a gap between your interests and your current environment; unrealistic expecations have their roots in denial; when you talk to someone, you’re talking to their agent, etc.

How to Avoid Burnout: Marissa Mayer – Businessweek