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19 Comments on How to Play the Long Game (and Avoid Burnout)

  1. Subtitles please

  2. Playing the infinite game over here.

  3. I am a perfectionist.. I m not saying it to show off as some people think, It is draining, tiring and severe burnout. as Brandon said you ll never get things done, sometimes I feel I m getting crazy, and it s taking its toll on my health and on my family.. This video was totally for me., Thanks Brandon

  4. Brittney 12345678 // 21st January 2019 at 6:19 am // Reply

    I needed this. Thank you.

  5. Great insight sadly I experienced this after 7 months of non stop pushing I wish I had taken the time or those small moments to recharge because when I finally crashed I crashed hard and it took me a long time to reset. That’s super long time cost me a ton of money and productivity but we all learn the hard way mostly. Thanks to those like yourself however some of us are fortunate enough to catch the message before we experience it ourselves much appreciated my friend even if it is after the fact breaking it down always brings a new light two things

  6. i’m inspired ♥!
    Btw:—–> the captions are kinda lagged….
    again… i’m inspired ♥!

  7. The Freedom Universe // 21st January 2019 at 7:40 am // Reply

    Long term VISION equates long term game. Avoid burn outs by avoiding impatience in the short term !

  8. The Believer 786 // 21st January 2019 at 7:48 am // Reply


  9. Happy Facts Lifestyle - Live Your Dream Life // 21st January 2019 at 8:25 am // Reply

    *If you do what’s easy, life will be hard. Do what’s hard and life will be easy. This video made me think of that classic Les Brown quote*

  10. Jahzema Fitz-Henley // 21st January 2019 at 10:42 am // Reply

    You have idea how much I appreciate you and your work AND your generosity in sharing it! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  11. It really about the LONG TERM game. Nothing matters more than your health, relationships and emotional wellbeing. I have found that you when you strategize and rest after you sprint and accomplish big you expand your overall bandwidth. In addition mini breaks during the day really EXPAND your bandwidth and your CREATIVITY. As always, GREAT vid! By the way, I almost complete on HP journal #1 and LOVE how it makes you THINK deep (what’s most meaningful) and long (sustainability) each and every day.

  12. Discover Your Awesomeness // 21st January 2019 at 12:05 pm // Reply

    *Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ♤*

  13. Cryoshakespeare // 21st January 2019 at 12:43 pm // Reply

    I’m a young guy coming out of a very long standing addiction with video games, and I have to say, this talk of the long term is really speaking to me, because I’ve been operating on a survival basis for a long long time. Even to some extent the impetus to get help and start dealing with the problem came from an ultimatum given to me, but I have to transition those short term motivations into longer goals into the future if I’m to keep myself from burning out and slipping back into my addiction. I suppose the struggle for me though, like many, is I don’t know what I’d like to do, and while I know I need to take time to try new things, there are also present concerns that I feel under pressure to make good. It is difficult to know what the right balance is, but one thing is for sure, I won’t get a sense of the balance if I hide my head under the sand and only do the bare minimum to survive. I think I need a job anyway to build my confidence, but yeah, longer term than that, if I imagine that I had built that confidence already, where would I want to see myself going?

    Thanks for the video Brendon, and peace to everyone in the comments. Keep at it friends 🙂

  14. Moosa Al Hadhrami // 21st January 2019 at 1:24 pm // Reply

    There is a difference between confert zone and Survivor mood. Survivors ignite the instinct to survive which always gives us the unexpected solutions and thoughts within fraction of seconds..

  15. I thought this would be about some manipulation bs lol

  16. JeremyStickney // 21st January 2019 at 3:45 pm // Reply

    Thank you Brendon for all your advice, value & wisdom! You’ve helped me lunch my own Youtube channel in part because of you!

  17. where can we buy this mystery Brendon merch?! I need that water bottle and the “Honor the Struggle” shirt 🙂

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