VICKI:Now stop worrying about your job Matt.
MATT:But I really do think this job is taking over my life. I've got to slow down.
VICKI:Yes you need to stop working so hard otherwise you'll be too tired to do anything.
MATT:That's right - if I don't slow down, I'm going to burn out...
VICKI:Exactly - and if you burn out through working too hard, you won't be able to do your job properly anyway!
VICKI:So, pace yourself - work more slowly. Don't run out of steam before you get to the top!
MATT:You're right, I don't want to run out of steam - I don't want to use all my energy before I can get promoted again.
Slow down: 放慢速度,减速,松劲
You must slow down a little or you'll make yourself ill.
Burn out: 耗尽体力,积劳成疾,累垮
If he doesn't stop working so hard, he'll burn himself out.
Run out of: 用完,花光,耗尽
Run out of steam: 筋疲力尽,丧失热情