Developing The Hopeful Habit

Is hope a powerful weapon or a misguided useless tool? If there is a chance it can improve your life, finances and overall wellbeing, is it not a worthy investment?

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Having hope is the feeling that good things will happen.  Life can be difficult with many obstacles and sometimes having goals is just not enough.  Having hope allows you to address problems with a positive mindset, thereby increasing your determination to succeed. 

Hope is strengthened when you hit a setback and you persist despite it.  It’s a powerful feeling that helps keeps you moving instead of staying stuck.

Hopeful people are often more likely to take action to cope with adversity.  It can improve performance and creativity.  To have hope is to want an outcome that makes your life better in some way. 

It can also help to motivate you to take the steps to make things happen. Maintaining a clear vision about what’s important, what you want to provide and achieve, also contributes to hope.

The Difference Hope Can Make

Some believe that even by just visualizing what you hope will happen can make you feel better.  But is hope just a feel good emotion or can it actually positively impact your life? 

It is thought that having hope for a positive outcome, when focused on a specific plan, can help motivate you to reach your goal.  Being hopeful, you look for opportunities to progress and take advantage of situations, that lead you to an improved future. 

By actively involving yourself you remain alert to what is happening around you, ready to take action when it is needed.

Moving Towards What You Hope For

For example, if you look at your attitude towards money, are you aware of how your views are shaping your decision making?  With increased clarity on your mindset, you can begin to identity  habits which affect your ability to plan effectively and attain your goals. 

So if you start thinking about money a little differently, perhaps you will be able to start bringing a lot more of it into your life.  As you start to pay more attention you begin to see that money is everywhere.

It’s important to stop viewing your financial opportunities through the narrowest of lenses.  For instance,  having only one source of income, from one employer,  is not the only way to make money. With an abundant mindset and the energy of hope,  you begin to discover the freedom to explore a world of possibilities.

An Active Approach

It’s important to establish a vision of your future. Setting short term goals will only take you so far.  Having hope allows you to approach problems with a mindset suitable for success,  increasing your chances of achievement. 

This awareness will also help you to pick goals that are attainable.  Once you have these in mind, you can start to get busy doing the things you need to do to get there.  You will begin to feel empowered by your own actions.  Hopeful people believe they can influence their goals and that their efforts can have a positive impact. 

They begin to take a wider view, become more creative and optimistic.  It’s all about working through the hard stuff and believing that something better is always possible.  Hope helps you to appreciate yourself and others and is a vital element in your capacity to be grateful for your life.

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