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Respecting Your Capacity

Matches in a row from never used down to burnt out.

Last week we had an interesting conversation with a client about the topic of respecting our own capacities in a world that glorifies the hustle, the grind, the perpetual productivity.

But what if we take a step back and consider this: what if acknowledging and respecting our limits is the actual key to sustainable growth and well-being?

Think about that for a second. We are constantly pushing ourselves beyond our limits, and most of us don’t know how to say ‘no’ to constant requests because we want to help others. This constant push ends in burnout. Exhaustion. And these are the things we actively want to avoid.

So instead of glorifying the hustle within our own lives and our teams, maybe it’s time to switch it up. Time to foster a culture that encourages us to respect our capacity. Our success is not some mad dash to the finish line. It’s an ongoing journey and one where you should feel joy along the way, not just constant stress and strain.

We can still achieve our goals, without running ourselves into the ground. If we approach our goals with balance, mindfulness and authenticity.

The narrative that we need to burn the candle at both ends to be successful needs to change. A narrative that values self-care, the ability to say ‘no’ in a respectful way, allows us to celebrate our wins and feel our best along the way.


A Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick-start your conversation.

  1. How can we shift our culture to foster an environment that values and encourages individuals to respect their own capacities?

  2. How can we strike a balance between achieving our departmental goals and preventing burnout amongst team members?

  3. What behaviours do you practice (or could you practice) to respect your own capacity?


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