As you approach this holiday season and reflect on 2017, it may be difficult for you, and those you love, to understand the violence and devastation that has rocked our country in the last 12 months. While it’s nearly impossible to process what many have experienced, HOPE is the one thing that bonds our nation, our neighbors and our families together and allows us to overcome the many difficulties in life.
This Christmas, the greatest gift you can give your family, friends, neighbors and community is hope. Hope reminds us that the darkness will eventually fade. Hope inspires us not to lose faith in the dreams we desire. Hope empowers us to go above and beyond to love one another.
Hope is a spark that keeps us going because it offers three key benefits:
Hope renews faith
Hope resets your belief system and allows you to renew your faith in a message, person and/or people support groups to help you become more accountable for the betterment of yourself and others. With this renewed faith, hope introduces you to a path of new beginnings; the belief in finding solutions to problems—solutions you never thought existed.
Hope builds your self-confidence and inspires you to believe you are capable of achieving great things by enabling you to aim higher and work smarter. Hope recalibrates your mindset and makes you believe there is a way out of your deepest fears.
Self-confidence is amplified when your emotional intelligence kicks in and you begin to feel you have permission to be yourself. When you can be your authentic self, your selfconfidence further illuminates and your engagement levels elevate.
Hope promotes clarity
Hope broadens your observations and gives you the circular vision to see around, beneath and beyond the goals you seek. Hope allows you to translate complexity into clarity. With hope, you’ll begin to see issues through a wider lens. It’s been said, “Adversity is very big when it is all you can see. But it is very small when in the presence of all else that surrounds you.” Hope fuels your perspective. Hope can invigorate your passionate pursuits of endless possibilities. Hope gives us purpose and strengthens our will and ambitions. Napolean Hill says a positive mindset “will clear all obstacles that stand between you and your major purpose in life. A positive mind finds a way it can be done, while a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done.”
Hope brings people together
Hope is a powerful force that brings people together. It instills a sense of unity, collective pride and strengthens optimism when people work together for a common purpose. This is why when people join together to accomplish mutual goals during challenging times, the results yield unbelievable results.
This season share hope in everything you do and with everyone you meet.