Hope's Primary Qualities II - A Closer Look
February 04, 2021
Most of us are all too willing to give away our power. Yet, what could
be a more hopeless situation than being without power? This can happen in both business
and personal relationships. You can find yourself going along with something
you disagree with simply because you don’t have the strength or power to speak
Retaining power means that you can stand up for yourself, that you can overcome
resistance, that you can turn a catastrophe into an opportunity. True strength
is in the core of your being. It’s a quiet calm that isn’t disturbed by events
or the turmoil of emotions.
Inner strength established self-power that will anchor, uplift, and
We often see the elderly celebrated in the media for reaching 100. They
are always happy to share the secret to their long life. They all have different secrets, from a
cigarette and a glass of whiskey every day, to 3 glasses of red wine a week.
The truth is that they didn’t win the gene pool lottery, nor were they
immune to the woes of life. They were resilient. They faced hard times and
bounced back, shook defeat off at every turn. Being resilient is the true
secret to avoiding victimhood.
It isn’t about positive thinking. When we’re faced with sadness, it’s
healthy to deal with sadness; when we lose a loved one, grief is natural.
Resilience and overcoming adversity comes from a strong sense of self.
Society has taught us that life is difficult, that struggling is the
norm. Society wants us to believe that the safest place for us is behind a wall.
In this environment, optimism seems foolish and unrealistic. Yet, when we meet people
who are truly optimistic, we are jealous of their cheerfulness. Attitudes of
pessimism, skepticism, and cynicism come from fear and distrust. Life can take
care of itself, that’s the attitude of optimism.
Finding hope in uncertain times is easier than you think, it’s within