Hope isn’t wishful thinking when you decide to do something about your desire for something new. Even thinking about it is doing something about it — it’s the first step, the watering of the roots. I penned these quotes about staying hopeful because you’re already standing exactly where you need to be to get where you want to go.
5 Notes-to-Self to Help You Stay Hopeful
1. Reality is malleable.
See reality in order to see beyond reality. Don’t dismiss it, but don’t let your sight end with it. Acknowledge what is, not so that you should stay tethered to it, but so that you may move forward into something new.
2. Turn your desire from a want into a need.
Make your desire for a brighter future a must. Make it more than a casual longing.
Turn your desire for a better world, a better life, into more than a casual longing. Turn it into a necessity.
3. Starting from scratch is one of life’s greatest opportunities.
If you ever feel empty or confused or struck down, remember this: there’s nothing wrong with starting from scratch — that’s where the open fields are.
4. Positive change and innovation start as nothing more than a hope.
Think about what you want more of. Feel yourself living in a better world. Speak words like you’re planting seeds of hope in the world. Then go gather all the evidence you can that supports what you’re celebrating. Change begins right here, with your hope for better things to come.
Hope comes alive when we start celebrating life as a playground for possibility.
5. All you need is the tiniest speck of hope to build a new fire.
Always keep a speck of hope tucked away in your heart so that in the most discouraging times, you have something to rekindle the fire with.
Which of these notes did you need most today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!
Keep watering those roots.
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