IHS 2 – Avoiding Burnout

 

When we use something in a way that it is not meant to be used it doesn’t last. Sometimes this is because we don’t know how it should be used. This is pretty clearly seen in the video below

 

We as people also have a way that is good for us and a way that isn’t and I’m not just talking about sin! Every person has his or her own dominate patterns of thought, feelings and behaviors. In Strengths language we call these our ‘talents’. When we do things that use these patterns we get energized.

However, when we are forced to operate in ways that go against these patterns they get ‘stressed’. If we are constantly working against our natural talents we will burn out. In other words, when you constantly go against the way God made you to operate you will burn out.

Because we are all unique the way you need to work will be different to the way I need to work. This is why one person will burn out in a job while another in the same position will prosper. It is why one person can be in one situation and work long hours and thrive while in another will tire and struggle very quickly. Knowing what talents God has put in you will help you understand in what situations you will tire and in what you will excel.

While people are unique there are four major focus areas of our talents. Over the next four posts I will look at the four major focus areas of people’s talents. While this doesn’t give the full picture for many it will help give some idea on the areas where they should focus.

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About Nate

I am a strengths coach and Bible teacher. I love helping people find out their talents, how they operate, what is special about them and how they can most effectively use who they are. I also love helping people understand the scriptures and through that come to a better understanding of God. I blog about this on ontoxenos.wordpress.com I'm married and have two young children and together we try to follow what God has for us.
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4 Responses to IHS 2 – Avoiding Burnout

  1. Nate says:

    Reblogged this on Ontoxenos.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    If we are constantly working against our natural talents we will burn out. Agree.
    However we encounter unavoidable stress at certain points in our lives which is needed for us to stretch and grow or refocus, redirect with help from above.

    • Nate says:

      Absolutely! We do need to address areas where we aren’t weak. I guess it is a matter of focus. If I spend 80% of my time in the weak areas, I’ll struggle. If I’m spending 20% I’ll be much happier.

      For me, it does come down to teams and how we can share loads in teams. But more on that later!

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