What are you waiting for? Finding joy in the interim
In a world that values immediate gratification, waiting for what we want can seem unpleasant and at times incredibly frustrating. When it comes to the pursuit of purpose, however, patience is key as good things (e.g., graduations, promotions) rarely come easily (or instantly). Although we may wish that we could have everything we want right now, the immediate realization of all of our hopes and dreams may rob us of the excitement that accompanies ‘looking forward’ to the future. Indeed, recent research has revealed that, contrary to cultural thinking, the anticipation we experience while waiting can actually be enjoyable – depending upon what it is you are waiting for.
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