For some reason, it seems that everywhere I go or everything I do this week has HOPE intertwined in it. I had a meeting with a colleague and we spent about 20 minutes on the topic. The same day, I was in another meeting and the topic arose. I was listening to one of my books on CD – some of you know that I love listening to mysteries and thrillers when I am driving, and the topic came up yet again!
I cannot seem to get rid of it so I have been asking myself what lesson am I suppose to learn from this. It is obvious, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE is sending me a message!
So, what is HOPE? The Webster dictionary says…
: to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true
I have been questioning the above definition - you maybe wondering ”what audacity?” who gives her the right to challenge Mr. Webster? but really, isn’t hope more about BELIEVING? There are a lot of things that I want to happen or want to be true but what really get me moving is believing, no matter how small that belief is, that it can happen and that it is true.
This lead me to my next question, “Is it lack of HOPE as defined by Mr. Webster the reason why so many of us shy away from pursuing our goals and deepest aspirations?” In other words, we want it to happen or think that it could happen but we don’t have a morsel of belief that it can happen?
Does hope impact your success? In my mind eyes, hope is that one thing that pulls us through the tough times. That thing that is the foundation of all great inventions. They were initially the fragment of someone’s imagination at one point in time. For instance – the phone! Today, we cannot leave home without it! But if Alexander Graham Bell did not have hope or believed he could make an instrument that would allow people to communicate when they were not face to face then I wonder what the world would be like today?
What do you think:
- What is HOPE?
- Is it necessary for us to commit, to grow and fulfill our goals?
I would love to hear from you because I am still trying to figure out what is it I am supposed to be learning?
Please share this with others, it maybe just the one thing someone need today!
Until next time…