Reorder our lives in such a way that the future will be brighter
Hope may not be a strategy, but it is a helpful springboard to get us from where we are to where we want to be.
Snyder’s groundbreaking research found that hope was more than a feel good emotion, but a dynamic cognitive motivational system. Hope is a psychological vehicle compromising agency, which is the belief in our capacity to initiate and sustain actions, and pathways, which is the belief in our capacity to generate routes to reach destinations.
In short, hope is the sum of the mental willpower and way power that we have for your goals.
That helps me. That comforts me. Especially on those days when I feel like I’m just barely outrunning hopelessness.
And so, here is my mantra.
I can choose to fan the flame of resentment and confusion about my place in the world, or I can allow myself the luxury of hope.
I can choose to focus on nothing but my own existential starvation and become chilled by the cold wind of mortality, or I can allow myself the luxury of hope.
I can choose to badmouth my situation with toxic thoughts and excavate a new layer of hell for myself, or I can allow myself the luxury of hope.
I can listen to voice in my head hammering you about what I don’t have or never got, or I can allow myself the luxury of hope.
I can remain haunted by recollections of my past mistakes, or I can allow myself the luxury of hope.
Fairey, whose iconic campaign poster help elect our first black president, said it best.
Without hope there is no action, and without action there is no progress.
That’s how we can keep alive the possibility that we can reorder our lives in such a way that the future will be brighter.
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