Anticipation: Mind’s Hype Machine
Anticipation can be described as a yearning or a desire to get something that would give you a burst of good feelings.
Anticipation precedes experience. Experience strengthens your anticipation and may set a new standard of enjoyment and expectation for future events.
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We adopt an adventurous mindset that stands in contrast to the more cautious mindset that rears when people make their own choices.
We see the best solution with clarity and a decisiveness that is often absent when we face our own dilemmas.
We should work to distance ourselves from our own problems by adopting a fly-on-the-wall perspective and act as our own advisors.
Another distancing technique is to pretend that our decision is someone else's and visualize it from his or her perspective. By imagining how someone else would tackle your problem, people may unwittingly help themselves.