Why Anticipation Makes Life Worth Living?

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What is anticipation? Anticipation is what you feel just before opening a gift, just before you enter your office, just before going to the stage and just before leaning in for the liplock. It is hope you have for a better outcome of future. And our attitude should be always as in this beautiful song:

This song really is a way of life in itself and it has some of the beautiful lyrics that motivate us always for another great day.

It tells us about anticipation. You are always anticipating, even if you don’t realize.

When you wake up, you anticipate what your day will be like?

When you book that Lyft, you anticipate who you will be riding with today?

When you enter you office, you anticipate what new shit your boss will throw at you today?

I didn’t really say you only anticipate good things, you anticipate the bad also.

But, we all are constantly ANTICIPATING.

Living in present is really hard for everybody. Either we are roaming through the roads of our past or just having high hopes for the future.

Whatever anybody says, anticipation really is the best. This is verified by our ever-lovely Winnie the Pooh.

Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.

When I clicked New Story today, I had high hopes for writing great content. But, then it stuck me that the act of hoping for a better outcome is something we all do but yet, don’t realize.

They all to hope for the better future, that hope is driven by anticipation.

Emotions are one of the most complex features of humans. To understand them would be to understand thyself.

Happiness and sadness, the so-called ying-yang of life are controlled by our anticipation.

If you think about it, the moment you stop anticipating, you would neither feel good or bad about the things which you will face.

The simple, subtle act of anticipation is the driving force for your mental state.

So, the question which arises is:

Whether to anticipate or not?

The answer is moderation. And only anticipating those things which you have control over because then you have the scope of doing something about it.

I won’t ask you to shun it because:

The pleasure isn’t in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.

So, go anticipate what YOU will do at your vacations and how much you’ll enjoy it.

The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.

So, go anticipate the new jeans or t-shirt you ordered thinking amazing you’ll look.

Always remember:

When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is glorious as long as it lasts…it’s like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.

So, don’t be fearful of anticipating, it pays for it.

But, all in all, never forget this.

Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work’s important, family’s important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You’re cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what’s coming.

Life’s every moment is a gift from God or whatever gets you through the day. The moments you choose to open give you pleasure or pain. The very act of opening gifts is wonderful, but then, also be careful what you wish for.

Anticipation is the essence of life. It makes you feel alive. Lets you heart beat a little faster and makes you a bit excited.

Anticipation is like Ibiza, you enjoy it. But, you wouldn’t really want to live your whole life there?

So, just come back, when you are feeling down. Have a shot of hope.

And get back to create your AWESOME life.

Abhishek Verma is a researcher in the field of deep learning and artificial intelligence. He likes to write about the logical way of self-improvement. Spurred by emotions, he also likes to write poetry. Stay in touch by joining his newsletter. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Mix.

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