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History remembers finishers

This week I saw the movie Dangal trailer and the actor says "If you win silver medal, today or tomorrow people will forget you but if you win Gold medal you will become a source of inspiration".  Also today morning I saw K L Rahul got out on 199 runs and the commentators are complaining about his loss of focus on one ball and he got out http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/news/india-v-england-5th-test-day-3-rahuls-199-drives-india-to-commanding-position/articleshow/56045818.cms

This reminds me of Startups and Finishers, give up too close to the finish line and you wont be remembered but if you finish it you may become an inspiration.

Avoiding Burnout

Burnout is very common in startup and it hits you more often when you are at the same startup for 7+ years. Much of burnout is felt when you are working hard but progress is slow and you have high expectations of yourself and the team. I read this excellent article http://andrewdumont.me/avoiding-burnout/ and it felt almost Deja vu to me.  I work from home so it hits even hard to me as I have less people to share it with. Here are the ways I have been trying to curtail burnout and hope it help others too:

Workplace:Keep your workplace organized and stick to a routine.  I have an office room at home and I am in work mode when I am in that office.Morning:Keep 1 hour in mornings on something outside work. I read a lot in morning and don't come online or check emails until that 1 hour is done.Workout: rain, heat or winter, I try to walk for 30 min in afternoon as much as possible. This gives you some time for meta thinking and de stresses you from the morning chaos. Many solutions to t…