In the pursuit of a goal, the journey a man has to undergo is adventurous. There will be road blocks, times where he will feel that the entire world is conspiring against him, but through the thick and thin, nothing works like playing it simple.
Managing multiple aspirations can be hard. A compromise will be inevitable at some point. But it is important to remember not be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Look at the bigger picture when you have to make a compromise and if it fits into the larger scheme of things, go for it. There is only so much you can control in your life. Somethings are just like that.
Burnout, eventually, will be a problem. Sooner or later the body or the mind is going to start saying no. And that’s when the game begins! Learn to coax your body into working the way you want it to. Start structuring previously unstructured activities. Burnouts can be the like the fire that destroyed your lab and when you are building another one, make sure it was better than the previous. Oh, Life is one journey!
Regarding the mental block that a burnout creates, well there should be a way. And there is one. The key to unravelling the mind is to find that one issue which kindles its interest post-burnout. Indulge in that interest for a while to quench the mind’s thirst for a new deal, and once you feel that life is back to normal, get back in the game.
It’s journey that’s gratifying even though the destination may not be visible.