Physician Burnout and the Light-at-the-End-of-the-Tunnel Illusion
"I'm just hoping there is a light at the end of this tunnel"
I know you've heard the little voice in your head say that before. Me too. Happens to all of us from time to time.
These thoughts come up when you are slogging away day after day -- with no visible end to this struggle in sight. You have been going at this issue for a while now, your energy is drained and your inner pessimist comes out. It is extremely common in overwhelmed doctors when you are dancing on the cliff edge of physician burnout.
I want you to know something very important ...
There Is No Tunnel !
It is an illusion caused by Einstein's Insanity Trap.
As long as you keep doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result ... it will appear you are stuck in a long dark tunnel. The more you do the same things over and over - the longer and darker the tunnel becomes. Your energy, drive and hope are drained and you wonder whether things will ever get better.