Great quote from an article in MIT’s newspaper, “What I learned is that burning out isn’t just about work load, it’s about work load being greater than the motivation to do work.” That’s the exactly right! Sometimes working 18 hour days feels exciting. Sometimes and 8 hour a day job can be excruciating. It’s important that one has a personal stake in the work that one does.
The article is full of good insights. It’s about a young MIT grad working at BCG and feeling less than satisfied with the product that the firm was putting out. I have seen much of the same kinds of problems, politics getting in the way of real analysis. Give it a read . . . The story that BCG offered me $16,000 not to tell