Hope is not a bad thing. It motivates people and it means people have something for which they are striving. But hope, unfortunately means that we give away our responsibility to make that thing happen. We hope that it will be granted to us in some way.
This is where faith comes in.
I do not mean faith in the religious sense; rather, I mean faith as a kind of hope that also includes self-trust and a level of self-confidence that the goal you pursue can be achieved with your participation.
1. What are you currently hoping for, or what have you hoped for recently?
2. What skills or talents or knowledge do you already have that could be employed toward reaching whatever it is that you have been hoping for?
Share your answers in the comments!