When hope takes action by Susan Day
We all like to hope. We might hope for nice weather or hope our boss takes notice of our work. We hope our kids grow up into good people, and get satisfying careers and have a loving partner. We hope our book will sell millions and all our dreams are realized.
Hope is the one human value which has given those in prison or living lives of persecution the strength to survive. Hope gives us power and resilience and offers an important light during our darker days.
Many people have secret dreams and hopes they are too scared to share because if they do someone might laugh. Or, their dream may vanish into thin air if it is voiced. Hopes can be fragile and ethereal, too.
I believe that we all need hope to shape our dreams and make them a reality. However, without action hope can only provide us with tenuous links to our dreams and goals and nothing more.
Take note of what you hope for
Hoping that something might happen is similar to daydreaming. It is an important aspect of creativity where our minds can expand and dreams grow.
Nothing will come of these hopes unless you write them down. Keeping a private journal is the first step towards realizing your hopes. Writing is a powerful tool that allows your minds to give voice to your innermost hopes. It is also a good way to rid your mind of stressful thoughts and distractions that are getting in the way of your hopes becoming a reality.
If your end goal doesn’t include a plan you are less likely to achieve it. A plan is like a roadmap that gives you guidance about which direction you should go in. When you hope something will happen and then create the steps to make it real, you are ensuring you reach your goals.
Are you mentally prepared for your hopes to reach fruition? While many people hope for greater wealth, health, and status, it is important you develop the right mindset. This will ensure that when your hopes are realized you will enjoy them the way you planned.
Trial and error
How often have you hoped for something only to find it wasn’t what you really wanted? Don’t be discouraged. When things don’t turn out like you planned, keep moving forward. It is not uncommon for an athlete to stumble during a performance, and the experiences that shape your journey are not dissimilar.
When your plans and preparations start to take shape. You’ll find the universe will send you opportunities. These may not be obvious, to begin with, and if you are not looking carefully you may miss them. Take every reasonable offer that comes your way; you never know where it might take you.
Your life is a journey of ups and downs; successes and failures. As the old adage says, “take the good with the bad, and move forward.” When things are going your way be grateful and humble. When they are not be determined and joyful that you have the opportunity to keep going. Reflect on where your hopes are taking you each day.
Keep your heart full of hope and your mindset to action, and watch as your dreams come to fruition.
About the author – Susan Day
Susan Day is a children’s author and writer. Her blog, Astro’s Adventures Book Club, is full of ideas and tips for grandparents, parents and teachers to support them in helping children become better readers. As well, Susan has created a guide to help grandparents build a more meaningful relationship with their grandchildren through their love and passion for books.
Susan lives in country Australia with four dogs, three boss cats, three rescue guinea pigs, and an errant kangaroo. And, apart from blogging, writing and reading; she loves coffee, painting and learning to box.