Developing a sense of hopefulness helps us maintain a positive focus on the future.
Hopefulness has many facets. Three of the most important are: a sense of purpose, a devotion to service, and a sense of faith.
Purpose: a positive focus on what’s important. Having a sense of purpose is essential. Like a compass or the North Star, purpose provides direction and helps keep us on course—in our relationships, at work, and beyond.
When I was growing up, I remember my mom saying, “Any road will get you there if you don’t know where you’re going.” What are your goals for today, tomorrow, and next week? What kind of relationships do you desire with your friends, your children, your spouse? What do you want to finish or begin by the end of this year?
When the going gets rough, people who are purpose-focused are more successful in navigating life’s adversities and storms.
Because they naturally concentrate on the future, individuals who are purpose-focused have something meaningful to look forward each day. What are you excited about and looking forward to today?
Next time, I’ll focus on service.
Pass It On!