As a child, it didn’t matter what I was dealing with, I always lived with hope in my life. Hope has always been a form of positivity, a faith, an innate belief that we I will get through whatever I’m dealing with, no matter what.
But for it to continue to work, it must be a fundamental part of our lives. Hope gives us access to all areas of our life. It also gives us a reason to get up in the morning, particularly in times of despondency. It gives us a purpose; hope helps us reach our full potential.
The fact is that we all have choices in our life, so choosing hope is a choice. We can choose to have hope or we can choose to ignore it. If we choose to have hope, we believe that our life will come good. Whatever the outcome, we will use hope to move on. It becomes our coping mechanism.
One way to increase ‘hope’ is to be more mindful about what we deal with. I believe hope can spill into other areas of our lives too, if we let it. Use hope to focus and concentrate on simplifying our life so that we begin to see and recognise all the smaller things we may have previously overlooked.
Having hope helps us focus on what’s going on at any given time. Hope gives us a quiet confidence that somehow our lives will work out. It helps us bounce back from setbacks and challenges more quickly. Hope also helps us to continue to move forward when the setbacks have moved in.
Finally, hope allows us to believe in ourselves and in our ability to succeed, where we would have otherwise given up. It also allows us to be positive without reverting back to all that is negative and is often that little voice inside our heads, which tell us to give things one more try, so that we never give up.