Running Out The Clock With Eyes Open
When we're convinced that we're not where we're supposed to be—but where we must stay for now—that doesn't mean we cannot learn and grow while we pursue, and wait for, a change. We just have to open our eyes and focus on the details, instead of the whole. Improve upon discrete aspects of the "wrong" thing because it'll help us when we move on to the "right" one.
Suggested reading: Quitter, by Jon Acuff.