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Why Keeping Hope Alive Will Advance Your Life

Life is full of uncertainty, danger, and moments of indecision. However, even when times get dark and intimidating, as long as we keep hope alive, we can achieve anything.

There are countless stories of people overcoming what seem to be impossible odds.

This is because hope is more than idle wanting and wishing that things will get better. Hope is the actual belief and faith where we know things will get better and we will persevere.

When we know things will get better, we are willing to do whatever it takes. With hope we can look to the future with confidence and excitement, and we can begin to do more than we ever imagined.

How can hope improve your life?

Hope makes us feel lighter and stronger. No matter what adversity we encounter, hope gives us strength and keeps us persistent and determined to move forward in life. Hope reassures us things will get better in time, and helps us come alive during moments of recovery.

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  • June 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Fantastic, Joe! An important message for these times.
    Regards, Deri

    • June 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Deri,

      Thanks so much! Glad to hear from you!

  • June 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I think believing that hope means we can accomplish anything is a bunch of crap. You hear that all the time about cancer patients. Last summer it seems like all I heard was, “as long as we have hope, we will prevail”. My sister-in-law died from cancer 6 weeks after she was diagnosed and there was so much hope that she would survive, if anyone could have, it would have been her. Telling people to have hope is false.

    • June 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Nancy,

      It sounds like this is a topic that rings home in some ways. I’m sorry for your loss. You are right, having hope doesn’t work miracles, however it can certainly make life and any ill fated experiences more tolerable. My hope is that if nothing else, those people who are experiencing incredible hardships are able to keep hope for there own momentary happiness. Hope won’t save us from experiencing pain and suffering, though it makes the process and outlook about these things a little more easy to take. Thanks for leaving your thoughts.

  • June 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I have come to understand that for me having hope was based on a condition precedent. That is, I will have hope when, I will have hope if, I will have hope because, and so on. This hope based on expectation always left me lacking, miserable and angry.

    Now, I prefer just to be hopefull. Being this way eliminates all the conditions I previously placed on my hope and frees me to be filled with a positive outlook and remain hopeful regardless of what happens on a day-to-day basis with the loved ones and others in my life.

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