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Finding Your Purpose: A Guide to Personal FulfillmentRevised Edition by Barbara Braham

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Chapter 10. Taking Time for What You Enjoy

In a life run by busyness, you may sacrifice what you enjoy for what is exciting. Enjoyment and excitement are not the same. Excitement is a stimulant and can be experienced fast. Excitement also has an addictive quality to it. Unfortunately, it is an addiction that gets harder and harder to satisfy. Think about what it takes today for a movie to be “exciting” compared with just a decade ago.

Enjoyment is deeper and more abiding than excitement. Enjoyment takes time. It is something you savor. When you are living on purpose, you will notice that you enjoy most of your life. You also will notice that the highs and lows even out as you trade the rush of excitement for the satisfaction of enjoyment.

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