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How can I avoid burning myself out?

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Entry-Level Software Engineer [Associate] at Capital One2 years ago

I tend to give everything my all, which is what I did back in school. I overdid it back then, so I needed a long break afterwards. I want to make sure I don't make the same mistake with my career - What can I do to prevent burnout while still achieving lots of impact and growth?

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    Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    2 years ago

    Great question, and exactly the topic of a recent video I made.

    In particular, as an entry-level engineer at a fairly large company (Capital One), I'd recommend you focus on defining an area where you are the master, but don't try to master too much. Be clear with your tech lead/manager on what the impactful work is, and focus on that.