Its like I've been sitting in shot-gun... wanting to take the wheel, but the driver won't let me. So I take the backseat and stare out the window, read a book, write things down, and do some thinking. That way when it IS my turn to get in the driver's seat... I'll have a better sense of direction.
There are some situations where you have to nourish and cultivate your mind/body/spirit before you act. To me, work is one of those situations. I don't want to drive that vehicle right now... too much cargo to haul on a long and winding road that leads to who-knows-where... even if they tell you "there is a light at the end of the tunnel." Haha, and I tend to ignore "drivers" who use cliches!