Why does hope matter?
When I first came across this concept about ‘Why hope matters’ in an article I was reading, I was a little unsure about it. The reason for my uncertainty was that I think that using words like ‘try’, ‘maybe’, ‘wish’ or ‘hope’, isn’t very positive or effective. This is because our unconscious mind thinks ‘it might not happen’ or ‘it doesn’t really matter’.
In this week’s Prescription for Success I share with you some really interesting insights into ‘why hope matters’ when it comes to creating your future reality. Watch the video and consider below your attitude and stance when it comes to ‘hope’.
Someone who is hopeful is someone who is radically realistic.
I can never decide whether I’m a ‘glass half empty’ or a ‘glass half full’ type of person. I think of myself as being really positive but I do also consider what the obstacles might be and then mitigate against them. In the article it actually stated that someone who is hopeful looks at obstacles and makes plans to get around them. Whew – that’s a relief!
It’s also reassuring that leaders inspire hope in both themselves and others and it gives them their purpose.
Are you a ‘High Hoper’?
‘High hopers’ take action, they withstand discomfort or pain, they are equipped for diversity. Hope gives us drive and is goal directed.
There are three things that ‘High Hopers’ have:
- Destination – they have highly developed goals.
- Route – they know how they are going to get to their goals.
- Means of Transport – they know how they are going to do it, how they are going achieve their goals.
Whereas “Low Hopers’ tend to generalise about their destination so they may know where they are going but are unclear about it . They may have an idea about how they are going to get there but are vague about their actions.
So I want to ask you which would you rather be – a ‘High Hoper’ – ‘Low Hoper’ or maybe somewhere in the middle.
Think about whether you are:
- clear about your destination;
- clear about your route;
- and clear about the means of transport.
If you are not clear about any of these and your really want to be a ‘High Hoper’ and a high achiever then get in touch or give me a call on 07973 635102 as there are lots of things that can get in your way and I’m really skilled in getting rid of those for you.
Until next week
Dr Bridget – Hoping you get in touch!