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Counter-intuitively, any initial burst of acceleration when starting an urgent task will always seem quite productive.

However, maintaining that constant high rate of speed is what contributes to burn out.

It's like getting onto the highway's on-ramp and staying in 3rd gear until you hit 70 mph; it's really easy to get up to that speed, but staying there (at least in third gear), can cause a seriously thrashed engine quite quickly.

Couldn't help but throw in an automotive metaphor.

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