In an age where 80-hour workweeks can be a badge of honor, it's less a matter of if you'll burn out than when.
But reaching the top doesn't have to come at the expense of your health, according to Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group.
Huffington, author of the recently released book "The Sleep Revolution," has been on a mission to extoll the virtues of a balanced life ever since 2007, when she collapsed from exhaustion in her office and broke her cheekbone.
The event served as a wake-up call.
"That's when I started looking around and seeing that millions of people are burned out; it wasn't just me," she told CNBC in a recent interview.
"We are living as a country under the collective delusion that in order to succeed, we have to burn out along the way."