Are you looking to stay hopeful, no matter what?
If you’re feeling unsure of what the future will bring—whether personally, professionally, financially, emotionally or otherwise—there are perhaps reasons you might doubt your ability to carry hope. Here’s how you can challenge those feelings of doubt, and give yourself reason to stay hopeful:
1. You have untapped potential.
When times might feel turbulent, remember to look inside. Your ability to change yourself for the better and or impact others might just be what you’ve always wanted, but didn’t channel well enough. Look into your character and skill sets, and figure out how you can lift yourself first. Then you might want to move on to lifting others, while continuing to lift yourself. Regardless of the direction you take once you find it, your untapped potential is waiting for you to take advantage of it.
2. If you care enough, you will succeed.
For those seeking to accomplish new things and reach new heights, remember how much you care. If you care enough, you will likely succeed. Finding the quickest route to success might not always happen, but eventually, if you care enough, you will likely reach your desired destination.
3. Try and stay positive; positivity can open doors to success.
If positivity doesn’t come naturally to you, it is okay, you can still learn it. Read up on ways to be grateful, for example, or how to strengthen your relationships. Feelings of gratitude or staying supportive to others close to you require a commitment to positivity you might not have known you had. This positivity eventually spreads within and around you through such commitments (relationships, embracing gratitude), and personal or professional success can often follow.
4. Dream big, but take small, valuable steps toward actualizing your goals.
A large part of staying hopeful is dreaming big. You may have goals for yourself, or how to help others, or both. The part that most people forget is to take small, valuable steps as often as possible towards making those goals come to life. Remember, as needed to readjust your efforts, it can help to bounce your thoughts off an inner circle of friends and family. Keep dreaming, readjusting, and stay focused to reach your goals. You can do it.
5. Remember, there are many opportunities to seize.
Whether you strive to become a chef, an athlete, a musician, a writer or a physician, the opportunities abound. You might want to earn a certification, seize a new job, finish high school or expand your social networks. Whatever path you’re on, keep searching for your sweet spot, and harness that strength once you find it in order to seize as many opportunities as you can.
Hopefully, the 5 above reasons will give you a good dose of two traits: positivity and drive. Staying hopeful is a matter of maintaining both. While it may be difficult, at times, surely you will go far with your efforts.