Life presents challenges every day. Some are easy, some are difficult, and a few may seem impossible to overcome. The good news is that hope can be found everywhere and you can use it to help get you through the tough times. Without hope, there is no way to overcome the challenges that test your character and allow you to achieve your dreams.
When something happens that makes you feel hopeless, remember that you are resilient, strong, and have the capacity to take the next step that protects hope, encourages change, and provides you with the power to be even greater than you are today. Hope has the power to change the world. No matter how down you are, if you have hope then you have the means to do something to change the situation that you are in. History is replete with examples of how hope overcame a seemingly dire situation and made it all for the better.
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII
Here are ten places where you can find hope so that when you feel like the world is against you, there are places you can go to find the courage and strength needed to persevere.
You will need to address the problems that you face one step at a time. By taking action, you will find hope in the knowledge that something is being done to address what you are facing. For example, if you are planning on losing weight, then changing your diet and engaging in an exercise program will start building up your hope so that one day you will reach your goals.
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
The axiom “knowledge is power” helps in so many ways. The more you know, the simpler it will be for you to move ahead and achieve your dreams. Without knowledge, you will lack the direction needed to take the right action. So, educate yourself first before making the decision about which direction to take your life.
It helps if you share your desires with those that you love so they can help you on your journey. Remember, we are all in this together and asking for help may be difficult, but it is something that you will need to accomplish if you need to succeed at obtaining your goals. By sharing your goals, you can find hope from the friends who will help you along the way.
Remember, trust is earned and not given. But from those that you do trust it will help you change the course of your life. You have the power make things better for you and everyone around you. By trusting the right people you can make that happen and grow significantly in your life’s journey.
Life is a blessing, be grateful that you are here to enjoy it and for the opportunities that it presents each and every day. When you become fully aware of just how blessed you are with your life, you will be grateful for all that you have and hope will soon follow.
Listen to your heart as it will help guide you into making the right decisions in your life. You will know deep down inside whether the choice you make is either good or bad for your future, so take the time to listen to your intuition so that you can then take the appropriate action.
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
The only constant in our world is change, so you will have to go with the flow and move forward in your life let it pass you by. The good news is that you find new challenges that will help grow your spirits and find the hope that you need to succeed in your life.
Least Expected Places
It’s truly amazing how hope resides where you least expect to find it. Of course, you’ll have to look for hope in these places, but when it is there be sure to grab onto it for strength. It is important to remember that hope finds a home in many different places, so be sure to look out for it wherever you may be.
In order to receive hope, you will need to let go of the anxiety, sadness, anger, and whatever else is filling your heart and holding you back. You will need to let go of these things in order to progress with your life and find the hope needed to succeed.
Give of your time, energy, and talent to those who need to receive your gifts. The good news is that you can find many gifts that are perfect for lifting someone’s spirit and provide them with comfort and joy. From aromatherapy gifts to essential oils, gift baskets, watches, and more, by giving a small gift you can really brighten someone’s day and provide a place for hope to reside.
Too many times people turn away from hope for different reasons. Some because they believe they have reached the point of no return or they do not see the sense in continuing onwards. It is sad to think of the wasted days that have been experienced because people have given up on their lives because of challenges that could be faced and overcome if they had only sought out the power of hope.
Hope is not so much the answer, but the engine that drives people to succeed when everything else has failed them. By seeking out hope first, they have provided themselves with the power to take the right path and find their way to a new beginning in their lives. With hope, solving problems becomes so much easier as you are no longer fighting yourself in the process.
It is important to remember that hope is eternal and that by seeking out hope in your life, you can overcome virtually all challenges that you will face. Whether hope comes in the form of friends, family, or trusted individuals who have the same stake in life as you, hope is out there and will make a profound difference.
“Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” – Samuel Smiles