Thursday, April 26, 2012
- Marcus Tullius Cicero.
There will always be struggles in your life. Things will always present themselves that seem insurmountable, unbelievable, and oppressive. In short, life is a challenge. In fact, life is the single greatest challenge you will ever face. It’s difficult by nature, unforgiving and callous too. You will suffer, you will despair, you will cry and you will feel sorrow. It’s unavoidable. But guess what! There is good news, and it is this: There is Hope. As our famous quote from Cicero states, while there is life, there’s hope. Do you know what that means? It means that life doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom. Every moment you live is a chance to turn things around, change your perspective, find your focus, achieve your goals, and continue on your mission. All you need is hope.
So, what is hope and why is it special.
The ancient Greek myth of Pandora’s Box tells us that even though the world is full of hateful, evil things, not all is lost. Pandora was unable to resist the temptation of looking inside the box Zeus had given her, but she managed to close it before the one positive thing inside was lost; that thing was hope. The ancient Greeks understood the power of Hope. Hope is the power to change your perspective in order to find the positive path. Even if all things seem lost, as long as you have hope, things might just change for the better. Now, it takes more than hope to make a positive impact against your struggles, but hope is the start.
In your day-to-day life, how do you prevent all the negative, dark, and destructive elements from poisoning you with despair and insecurity? You start with being open to the possibility that things can be different. At first, you don’t even have to believe that things Will change, just that they might or could change. That’s where you begin. Cherish that idea of change, nurture it with constant attention until you start to believe that change Will come. Remember, it’s your mindset we are focusing on here. Your hope for the future doesn’t have to be a false one, as long as you continue to develop a solid foundation of positiveness. That’s what hope can do for you.
It won’t happen overnight, but keeping hope alive keeps your future alive. Believing life can change for the better is the first step in making a better life a reality. You can do it, and it starts with Hope.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post. Thanks for reading.
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