It’s funny how hope works. Without hope you have no reason to try anything different or new. Why bother? Sometimes people are hopeless and they don’t even know it. Many call this “stuck in a rut.” I think hopelessness is a better description.
With hope everything changes. Suddenly the poor student has a reason to study. The tired worker finds “pep” in their step. The small business owner digs a little deeper, innovates a little more. Things start to change.
Hope has little to do with logic, and everything to do with emotion. When the feeling of hope starts to build, the mind and the hands start to move. Hope creates action. Action creates change. Until hope enters the picture, change is unlikely because the action doesn’t happen.
Hope can come unexpectedly. And when it does, it’s like a crisp spring day, clean and fresh, and full of possibilities. Hope is also very contagious. Hope can also be dashed easily, especially if you don’t know how to create hope or know the source of hope.
We received an email yesterday from a lady filled with hope. She is between jobs, hunting for a new one, and realized she needed to have the right attitude in order to give a great interview. She started listening to Dad’s program, How To Stay Motivated, and reciting the positive affirmations card we provide.
Hope is contagious. Her boyfriend saw her doing this and liked what he saw. He is a long-haul truck driver so he had plenty of time to listen, and he started saying the affirmations with her. They both felt silly at first. But hope kept them going.
The lady realized her man had trouble reading some of the words. He didn’t have much hope in school so he finished only the 9th grade. Seeing his hope rise she purchased a book so she could teach him how to read. Now his confidence is soaring – all because of hope.
When you listen to the pure, the positive, and the powerful on a regular basis you create hope in your own life. Hope is contagious – who knows, the person you give hope to could end up someday being the role model to your kids.