Languishing

Adam Grant of late seems to appear everywhere. From features on his new book, Think Again, his ongoing podcast series, WorkLife, and most recently in his article in the New York Times on languishing.

“Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.”

He notes that somewhere between flourishing and depression is languishing – “the absence of well-being” – but that there is a possible antidote to it, which is “flow….that elusive state of absorption in a meaningful challenge or a momentary bond, where your sense of time, place and self melts away.”

Finding that state of flow in one’s life and work is an aspiration for us all.

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