Can We Avoid Burnout? Here Are Four Strategies


After NO ONE Gets There ALONE was published, I was fried.

My 6th book was so difficult to write and it took so long that I was simply cashed.

Someone asked me at the book release, “what now?” I said, “A month of depression.”

It was probably just a few days of sadness, but I was burned out…

How did I know?

I told myself I was.

That and I became annoyed at every little mundane task. My tolerance level for frustration just was not there. My emotional tank was empty.

Can we avoid burnout?

Bill Walsh was one of greatest NFL coaches of all-time.  Immediately after winning his 3rd Super Bowl with the team of the 80’s, the 49ers, he knew he was finished coaching.

Picture it, here is Coach Walsh in the locker room during the Super Bowl celebration.  Brent Musburger asked the question if that was his last game? He started crying because he knew it was over. Bill Walsh said later ” I felt like an outsider.” An amazing reaction to winning the Super Bowl!

The 49ers would win another Super Bowl the next season with George Seifert as the head coach. Bill Walsh couldn’t avoid burnout, so…

What better mentor to teach us all about how to avoid burnout?



Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis.  Some clients have included: Indy Eleven, University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out all the books on Mental Toughness 

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